First, I would like to extend my and my teams extreme gratitude to World Possible. The project I will layout below was not even on the radar, but I believe God had other plans for our groups mission. I am into amateur radio and started with the Raspberry PI for working digital modes. Once I saw the potential of the RPI, I started searching for EDU modules and after a week or two I came upon World Possible. My radio has been silent for a couple of months now. I have a Haitian college student here in the states for a couple of years and when he saw this system he shrugged it off , but once he really saw what it had to offer he was thrilled with a huge smile. Our communication with the Haitian team indicates that it will be well received.
The group I am working with will be installing the Rachel PI server using a 120Gb SSD along with another Raspberry PI file server with a 120Gb SSD for student files and miscellaneous documents on a Linksys router. The school does not have any power, so we will be installing a 400watt solar system with solar AGM batteries. We will have the ability to upgrade to 800 watts fairly easy for future growth. I will be sending 1 spare Raspberry 3B and a couple of Raspberry 3B+ spares along with several spare micro sd’s and a 1 to 2 USB duplicator that will write USB, SD, Micro and SSD’s. A couple of guys on the Haitian team are somewhat computer savvy so that’s helps with the maintenance and teaching process. We have read that the Rachel PI does have issues with micro sd failures and corruption, so we are using the Western Digital dual boot and booting from the 120Gb SSD. With folks on the ground and spare parts, we don’t anticipate much down time. Even if there is some downtime, it’s better than what they have now, which is very little. The US group plans to train and assist the Haitian members to build upon this concept and start some sort of small business for themselves. The Raspberry PI is the option of choice due to cost, low power requirements, free software and less prone to viruses and when adding the Rachel content it’s a big added bonus.
Thank you for this wonderful site and information !