Open source, adaptable, high-tech education
Many schools in resource-limited developing nations lack the basic necessities for enhanced education: infrastructure, reliable electricity, Internet access, and quality educational content.
VillageTech Solutions is currently developing Looma, an affordable and low power-consuming audio-visual device. Looma can provide an interactive window to educational content for any school.
Looma combines a computer, A/V projection system, webcam, and massive storage.
It uses only 55W from deep-cycle 12-volt batteries that are charged with solar power.
A powerful quad-core Odroid computer with massive 128 GB storage
Bright 450-lumen image--typically 1X2 meters projected on a white wall
Ample sound for the whole classroom
A webcam to record teacher or student presentations
Mobile phone, Ethernet (if available), USB, and WiFi connectivity
Many operating features: whiteboard, English text-to-speech (reads the text to students)
Fully interactive--controlled by an aerial mouse (a wand) anywhere in the room
VTS' open-source software with many applications