The Haitian student will be traveling back to Haiti in early July. He will visit a few smaller schools that he knows and can meet with them in the summer and introduce them to PI Zero RACHEL.
We are lucky to have a local company donate 80 monitors as well as keyboards and mice. With the donations, I am able to build a PI 3B+ desktop for roughly $50 each. Some of the schools may only have an office that is secure, so it would need to be portable to lock up or setup there.
I’ve heard several people state if we mainly used tablets, they probably wouldn’t use them much, even if they are equal power to a desktop. They see the desktop as a real tool, and a tablet as more of a toy. The PC has the keyboard, office and a bigger screen. It would more emulate what they would see in business. I would like to dig deeper into the power requirements of charging several tablets .vs a desktop. I can see tablets being a good tool for teachers to use on RACHEL in the class.
I buy the PI’s from Micro Center since its close. At least I have time to get what I need for deployment as well as some on hand spares at $5 each trip.
I am interested to see what kind of low power screens you find for the PI’s. The free 19" that were donated are great but also caused a little panic as I started looking at the power consumed. I found that at least 50% settings was a huge power savings which really helped make it work. The Kill-A-Watt meter has been a good tool.