Appropriate Technology Newsletter 006

By Emmanuel Narokobi

See below index for this 6th edition of Appropriate Technology News from ATproject.

Index for this issue:

  • Personal Finance Course a Success
  • Kokoda Update
  • Understanding One Another
  • Value Old Ways – Bilasim Skin Festival in Goroka
  • The Bag – a low cost coffin

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(See also past newsletters: 001, 002, 003).

4 thoughts on “Appropriate Technology Newsletter 006

  1. An electronic library for $20 US.

    The Humane Reader, a device designed by computer consultant Braddock Gaskill, takes two 8-bit microcontrollers and packages them in a ‘classic style console’ that connects to a TV. The device includes an optional keyboard, a micro-SD Card reader and a composite video output. It uses a standard micro-USB cellphone charger for power. In all, it can hold the equivalent of 5,000 books, including an offline version of Wikipedia, and requires no internet connection. The Reader will cost $20 when 10,000 or more of it are manufactured. Without that kind of volume, the each Reader will cost about $35.

  2. This could be a really big benefit for schools in remote areas. Just an old TV and one of these readers and you could have access to 5,000 books for a few hundred kina.

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