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XO-1.5 early production laptops - free to contributors worldwide!

After a year of intense engineering draws to a close, One Laptop per Child is getting ready to take our new much faster XO-1.5 laptop out of the oven... We ask educators and hackers the world over to taste our freshly baked treats: who do you know, who has Great Ideas for firing up classrooms using OLPC's brand new XO-1.5 laptops, building lifelong opportunity for the world's poorest children? Take a Big Bite: If you are planning work on content, software, or hardware learning projects with an XO, please apply today to our contributors program.  If OLPC's XO-1.5 C2 early production laptops can help you and your community innovate using Sugar and Gnome learning software, you may be able to get free laptops for development and testing.  OLPC and Sugar Labs would love your help empowering deep Learning/Deployment in some of the most challenging environments and underserved countries you know. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="442" caption="           Dimpled XO 1.5 Hinge Cover: Look closely for the 3 new dots!"]Dimpled XO 1.5 Hinge Cover[/caption] We recently modified the Contributors Program F.A.Q. to make clear that, in addition to content, software, and hardware work, we also encourage proposals for free laptops from volunteers doing exceptional and creative outreach/advocacy work. Do you still need background on the XO-1.5's breakthrough new performance and possibilities before you apply?  We invite pioneering educators and experimenters to jump in, helping pave the way for the next generation(s) of hands-on educational computing and open educational resources in all languages! Thanks: group proposals especially welcome from informal user groups in any city worldwide!! If you too need help forming a community volunteer group like the ~100 people who recently signed up in Los Angeles, please write volunteer@laptop.org (Small print: OLPC will pay for shipping and customs/import fees worldwide if you are approved, in all countries where this is possible)
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Abhijit (not verified) says: Find more such laptops for students and kids at this site [left in because the email address is so good!] February 26, 2010 at 1 am

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OLPC XO-1.5 laptop early production | Gadget Folder Free Gad (not verified) says: [...] Source One Laptop per Child XO-1.5 early production laptops – free to contributors worldwide! OLPC XO-1.5 laptop early production Related postsToshiba Tecra A11 and M11 laptops for ProfessionalsMSI X-Slim X400: new 14-inch laptopMSI GT628 Gaming Laptop officially presentedASUS UL80JT high-end laptop with long battery lifePeeWee Tablet Laptop: for kids use Intel Classmate [...] February 28, 2010 at 1 am

monicauk (not verified) says: Interesting article. Thanks for sharing it. March 8, 2010 at 11 pm

Benjamin (not verified) says: This is wonderful. Please help me to get these computers. I am a manager running a Community Knowledge Center in Kenya under CISCO systems in Kenya. How can we get these computers. Please let me know. March 25, 2010 at 4 am

gordon whitlock (not verified) says: We would like to find out how to get computers for the kids of Sapele, Nigeria. March 29, 2010 at 6 pm

gordon whitlock (not verified) says: We have an ongoing school mission in this town. March 29, 2010 at 6 pm

gordon whitlock (not verified) says: We are prepared to raise money. How do we start? March 29, 2010 at 6 pm

gordon whitlock (not verified) says: Thanks,
Gordon Whitlock March 29, 2010 at 6 pm

sj (not verified) says: Gordon, if you are able to raise funds for 100 laptops, you can write to help@laptop.org for help starting your project. March 30, 2010 at 3 pm

jun robes (not verified) says: How much does a laptop cost if One of my friend would like to give laptops to school students @ City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines. I'll pusuade him to donate laptops to deserving students @ schools here in our city. Sincerely, JUN ROBES April 18, 2010 at 5 am

Linda Wright (not verified) says: How do we get these computers for children in Haiti? Helping a private school destroyed by the earthquake rebuild and get supplies and computers. Need help !! May 3, 2010 at 5 pm

Dinah Cardenas (not verified) says: Tell me more about this offer. I have a 4 year old granddaughter that is hearing impaired (totally deaf) and loves working on the computer. Sadly, computers are quite expensive and we haven't been able to find an inexpensive one that can help her. She is learning sign language and I'm searching for ways to help her learn. Parents are both fulltime students and currently have no income so I'd like to help somehow. Is it possible to purchase one of these computers? What is the cost? Is this offer only for third world countries or do you also consider help in the US? Please respond. May 22, 2010 at 6 pm

Dinah Cardenas (not verified) says: Aloha,
Dinah May 22, 2010 at 6 pm

Melissa Ramirez (not verified) says: I also saw this offer on Facebook as a free offer and was wondering what could I do to get a free laptop....We have a wonderful school system here and it would be nice to help to get the kids there laptops to use for homework too...How would I do that? May 29, 2010 at 2 am

Mayowa (not verified) says: I am really Happy to see this. Please I live in Nigeria and I really need a laptop for my school project. My problem is that i do not have the money to a laptop. I will appreciate it if i can have a laptop May 31, 2010 at 5 am

ISAAC NAMASAKA (not verified) says: I realy appreciate your work.We have tried it at Konyao arid zone primary school [Kenya]and we have seen the need for more laptots. June 11, 2010 at 10 am

XOs for High School: new design, Uruguay snags 90,000 | One (not verified) says: [...] XO-1.5 HS machines are largely the same as a regular XO-1.5: they are VIA machines with Sugar and Gnome desktops, running both Sugar activities and Gnome apps. [...] June 19, 2010 at 2 pm

Cindy Branchaud (not verified) says: I would love to have one of your free laptops for my grand children. The oldest is 9 years old and this would be a very good learning tool. Maybe if this works out I could purchase the rest of them for my other 4 grandchildren.
Thank you,
Cindy July 18, 2010 at 8 am

sj (not verified) says: Please note, these laptops arefor contributors -- people who are working on projects or outreach that will support deployments around the world. July 23, 2010 at 11 am

sj (not verified) says: Linda and Jun, please see the work taking place via OLPC Haiti and OLPC Philippines. Isaac, it's good to hear about the progress at Konyao; I hope you will be involved in the future work being done by OLPC Kenya. There is a brunch discussing this and other African projects this weekend. July 23, 2010 at 11 am

JOSEPH OCHIENG (not verified) says: I am a Student in one of the colleges in Kenya doing an undergraduate Education programe majoring in Mathematics and computers. In adition I also work in an Day care Centre for the Disabled. August 6, 2010 at 8 am