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Jerry at InnovAfrica
Transcript of Jerry at InnovAfrica
, the DIY server first trip to Burkina Faso,
nomad computer or a server,
depends which service you expect from him.
is made out of
end of life materials
easy to find electronics components.
product so he's
serves makers interests.
Have you met Jerry?
: 2 weeks
: 150 locals, schools, public sector actors, makers, IT charities
Context: InnovAfrica Forum
First crash test in developing country
Objectives of the trip
2 Harddrives (SATA connectors)
1 customed ATX powersupply which supplied all the components
1 mini-switch (4 port)
How Jerry was used?
2 mini-ITX motherboards (Intel AT5NM10T-I) choosen because of low electricity consumption + good heating resistance + affordable price: 70€ in France)
End of life components
Any interest in Jerry VS traditionnal computer?
First things first:
only free and open source technologies
Why Jerry was a good companion?
Webcam to record workshops
3G key + Wifi = Internet hub on the camp
Collaborative writing platform
Application + Web server
: easily moved from a room to another to reach more users
: fastened with elastics makes easy to clean components to extend electronics life expectancy
: no service crash because of heat, Jerry worked 24h a day
: stable base
: cans and sewing stuff can be found everywhere, so people dont see Jerry as a complicated technical product.
Jerry opens the box about the vision of computers, so they seem less unfriendly than in a closed metal box.
Jerry is a good interactive platform to show how a computing system works so people wanted to know more about electronics & computers
Adding a battery can maintain service during the move between 2 places
Adding a manual start button on motherboards
Areas of Improvement
Limits of Experimentation
Short time event
This Jerry was made in France, not locally
No problem with power infrastructure, which is usually an issue in in Sub-Saharan Africa
Technical test for the compute system
Identifying the breaks to make
new Jerrys locally
Help us to make Jerry Babies and spread a different idea of what computers should be.
FB: Jerry Do It Together
: Training center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
: Barcamp, workshops, trainings, FabLab installation... to support local development thanks to new technologies
A BIG BIG thanks to our friends who take care of Jerry during the trip !