Michael Connet will host us again at Nortel Networks on Capital Hill for the August meeting.
What: Family XO Mesh Meetup
When: Saturday, August 23rd, 2008, 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Nortel Networks, 101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20001 [Map]
I’ll do a trip report on my recent visit to OLPC Headquarters and the Media Lab and we’ll be calling Anna Schoolfield in Birmingham to get an update on the upcoming deployment of 14,000 XOs there. I will also bring the OLPC 10 watt solar panel, which is now being sold by XOExplosion.com.
Update: We will be doing the video conference again with Nortel’s Ottawa office where some of their staff and local XO owners will convene. I am trying out a conference call service that should be able to record the audio from DC, Ottawa and Anna’s call in from Birmingham to download later as an MP3.
One non-OLPC goodie I will have with me is a set of Siftables from the Ambient Intelligence Group of the Media Lab. Siftables are tiny gesture sensitive information displays that can sense each other’s presence and communicate back to a desktop PC via Bluetooth. It’s hard to give a short explanation of what they do exactly, but the demo I have installed features a Nicholas Negroponte Digital Bobblehead! Here’s a slick video that really shows these things off.
I have also uploaded the Powerpoint slides containing photos for my trip report.