yves behar/ fuse project: one laptop per child generation 3 yves behar/ fuse project: one laptop per child generation 3
dec 23, 2009

yves behar/ fuse project: one laptop per child generation 3

one laptop per child generation 3 by yves behar/ fuse project

back in 2007 yves behar of fuse project together with nicholas negroponte released the ‘one laptop per child XO laptop’. now more than one million laptops have been distributed to children around the world to help further the mission of providing education and access to information for all… like in uruguay where every public school child between 6 and 12 years old has one.

while the distribution of OLPC XO continues, they have released a new version the XO-3. their new design features an all plastic tablet screen which is semi-flexible and extremely durable (compared to current glass screens which crack upon impact), and just like the original XO, the display can be optimized in both transmissive and reflective modes for indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.  the XO-3 supports many use scenarios to fulfill kids’ learning needs: from horizontal book mode to portrait reading mode, to multi touch, so many hands can play and learn together on the same screen, to a full-touch keyboard and a back facing camera.

  • Pretty slick. The various new OLPC designs since v1.0 have all been progressively cooler.
    For this one, I would suggest designing the case so that a person is able to retrofit the carrying ring with a basic tool, even just replace a broken one with a length of string. Additionally, the ability to move the ring to an adjacent corner would support left-handed children. The screen looks like it may need protecting during non-use – the ability to attatch a piece of cloth into clips in the edges would probably extend usable working life of the machine. On the higher end of the economic scale, the ability to replace the back panel (or a panel within the covering) with a solar module (again,using something as simple as a coin) so that it can be lain screen-down in the sun to recharge, would be a worthwhile feature as well, I think.
    This concept is really nice to look at, as is. The thin rim design is very clean, functional, easy on the eyes.

    dan says:
  • Thats Good !

    Hussain Mirahmadi says:
  • The flexible rim is pretty cool and functional!

    nupur gupta says:
  • nice

    maxluyi says:

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