i.MX515 Project
KUKU Project - low cost low power PCs for East Africa

in category Hardware
proposed by mzungu on 2nd April 2011 (accepted on 2nd April 2011)

Developers: Matthias Pauschel, TheRaven, Niels Grewe, qmathe, Topi Kanerva
Project Summary
1. KUKU is the acronym for "Kiswahili Uhuru Kompyuta (ya) Umma". Kompyuta (ya) Umma literally means in Swahili language: the computer for everybody.

It stands for inexpensive computer hardware which power consumption amounts to a few Watts only based on i.MX515.

2. Kiswahili Uhuhu (OS) is our name for a computer operating system with a graphical user interface in Kiswahili language, based on Étoilé http://etoileos.com/

    Many people in East African don't speak an European language which currently barres them from the use of computers.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swahili_language

    Étoilé will let computer illiterate use a system that is closer to their mental model of how computers should work.

The development and feasibility of KUKU is continuously tested in a pilot project with the Tanzanian Police Force http://bbrv.blogspot.com/2011/03/more-participation-please.html

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