[IAEP] Sugar in a Plug
curiouslee at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 10:10:06 EDT 2009
SD card in a netbook slot seems like the cleanest approach in that
situation. The cable extenders work great too. In fact, I think for some
home-based uses of SoaS, even longer cable extenders will be needed to reach
USB ports on the backs of PCs which may be on the floor under a desk or in a
On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 8:09 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>wrote:
> FWIW, in the schools Caroline and I are piloting this summer, we are
> using USB cable extenders. This has at least three advantages:
> (1) easier for the kids to find where to insert the key... no reaching
> around the back of computers;
> (2) if the key is bumped, the cable moves, but neither the key or the
> USB slot are damaged;
> (3) less wear and tear on the USB connector--yes, they do wear out.
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 2:13 AM, Sean DALY<sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
> > This is totally true, a protruding stick is asking for trouble.
> > I usually use SD Cards, most netbooks have slots.
> > Well-designed machines (XO-1, EeePC, Dell education Latitude 2100)
> > keep the cards recessed, flush with an edge; no protrusion=no
> > accidents
> > other machines protrude even the SD Card, such as the Dell Mini 10.
> > Sean
> > On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 7:01 AM, Mike Lee<curiouslee at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> One of the things I find precarious about Sugar on a Stick with normal
> >> drives on laptops or netbooks is how far they protrude from the side. I
> >> always feel the risk of an accidental knock against the USB drive, which
> >> would break it off from the plug.
> >> The gadget blogs recently showed what was billed as the world's smallest
> >> MicroSD card adapter called the EagleTec NanoSac. I bought one from
> >> Hong Kong to try out with a 2gb MicroSD card. It took about three weeks
> >> arrive.
> >> The Strawberry release of Sugar loaded fine onto the MicroSD card
> >> the adapter using LiveCD creator. I then switched the boot order in the
> >> of the Sun tower that made the Sugar Stick and rebooted. Sugar started
> >> perfectly. See my photos:
> >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiouslee/sets/72157621240681653/
> >> It was kind of amazing to see a device less than the volume of a sugar
> >> take over a tower PC and 24" LCD monitor.
> >> Cost was around USD $30 for the adapter and card.
> >> Mike
> >> http://www.olpclearningclub.org
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