I met the Malaysian group whose members are mainly from Penang Science Cluster (PC). Ha had a nice photo taken together with Dale Dougherty. PCP will be running a very large Science Fair in Nov 15-16 this year :-). The date struck a chord :-)
Maybe a reminder that basecamp2014 should continue into Penang as we trek into asia? Let see where the karma of olpc 2.0 will take.
I managed to have long discussions with 2 low-cost motherboard developers to ignite their interest in helping develop Open Learning Platform Devices olpc 2.0. They (and their staff) were impressed with the current XO4-touch, and now have a better understanding of its value and WHY the XO laptop is the best integrated solution for children in harsh environment.
In my talk, 50% have heard about OLPC, but less then 10% have actually touched one. I found out that Joey Hudy don't own one :-(
Makers from various part of the world made use of idle time (during bus travel) to explore the XO4 Touch and are IMPRESSED. A Japanese maker mentioned that the XO is the ultimate geek hacking tool sought after by friends he know. On that note, maybe I will engage this super evangelist for a Japanese sponsored deployment team in the future!
Other highlight is a glimpse into the manufacturing process of products at various Shenzhen factories :-). Manual labor is still needed in the process. Enjoy this Gear Activity that I found fascinating to watch. Just don't stick your fingers in it!