[Olpc-uk] Plz Apply: Free XO Laptop Parts Machines!
martin at martindengler.com
Thu Mar 26 19:52:09 EDT 2009
These are used machines but given that we're one of the groups listed
on holt's cited wiki page I think it'd be great to see if anyone else
is interested in both/either 1) putting together a project proposal to
kick off OLPC-UK's do-some-XO-hacking efforts; 2) seeding a
UK repair centre. It sounds like we might be able to have a shot at
getting 5 or so XOs if we can put together a compelling proposal
If you have any ideas please reply-to-all or catch me on freenode.net
#sugar (I'm nickname "mtd").
----- Forwarded message from Holt <holt at laptop.org> -----
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 13:58:32 -0400
From: Holt <holt at laptop.org>
Subject: [Grassroots-l] Plz Apply: Free XO Laptop Parts Machines!
To: Support Gangsters <support-gang at laptop.org>, repairs at lists.laptop.org,
"devel at lists.laptop.org" <devel at lists.laptop.org>,
grassroots at lists.laptop.org, olpc-open at lists.laptop.org
Dear Tinkerers, Community Repair Centers & Friends
To reduce OLPC's ongoing storage fees, we are drawing down our inventory
of returned/used hardware -- Help Us Go Green!
45 DOA XO Laptops (D Stock)
Seed your own repair center or expand it!
Many of these can be repaired using: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Fix_Clock
AT LEAST 85 Mangled XO Laptops (M Stock)
Several of these machines still work, but have generally have 1 or
more very serious physical defect.
219 Used US/Canada Chargers (Chargers)
Most of these work absolutely fine!
I'd like to give these all away, to any deserving groups, Repair
Centers, or motivated individuals doing good work in our community!
I may also sell some of the above items to XOexplosion.com or
iLoveMyXO.com as appropriate, if they are interested in second-hand
ALL proposals will be considered (individuals & groups) if you send me
an email ASAP within the next few days describing:
ÃÂ * What you want above, exactly how many of each, how you intend to
* Shipping is free of charge to most locations worldwide. You must
include a COMPLETE shipping address AND phone number. We do not ship to
* We should have plenty to go around, but if a large number of
people apply, I will favor groups that:
- share larger amounts of hardware, or are working with existing
community groups such as: http://groups.laptop.org
- take initiative starting an XO Laptop Lending Library, as
outlined here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Contributors_program_criteria
- have a proven track record of helping others, eg:
* Indicate your flexibility; EG. if you want 10 units each of XYZ,
but would accept 5 of X and Y.
* All Hardware & Shipping & Customs Issues ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK!
ASIDE: if you are looking for brand new XO Laptops, they are available
separately here, also free, if you join our spirit-of-building:
(generally on a loaner basis so you later share with others in your
Grassroots mailing list
Grassroots at lists.laptop.org
----- End forwarded message -----
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/olpc-uk/attachments/20090326/4f08c453/attachment.pgp
More information about the Olpc-uk