"Modularity is a huge game changer in ethical manufacturing and eliminating e-waste. No more throwing away devices with perfectly functional ports, batteries, CPUs, and so on - just because of an all too easily cracked screen. Donated parts mean that instead of going into a landfill, your pre-loved module is made good as new and put into the hands of someone who will love it as much as you did." One Education
The intent from the outset was to create a system that is simple and durable enough for a 4-year-old, whilst possessing the ability to grow in power and functionality alongside the child's personal development. What if we could create a device that served the world of laptops in the same way that PhoneBlocks or Project Ara is attempting with smartphones? Not only would the product be infinitely upgradeable, but it would also help to accommodate maintenance issues that have contributed a considerable hindrance to OLPC over the years.
The fully functioning prototype was released through a brief one-month campaign at the end of 2015, which resulted in 1400 units pre-ordered by more than 25 Australian schools. While this generated about $500,000 in revenue, the project needed to raise significantly more funding to roll out their technology to all schools. In reaction to this, the board of shareholders at One Education are in discussion as to the best steps forward from here. The team have an exciting new announcement coming soon. Head over to the One Education site to have a look.