Posted onSeptember 17, 2013
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We still have some items in stock:
– Limited quantity of US power adapters (white color) https://ilovemyxo.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/olpc-xo-1-5-white-power-adapters-available/
– Pretty good stock of Euro power adapters (brick style in green) https://ilovemyxo.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/olpc-us-brick-style-2-piece-power-adapters-now-available/
– Good stock of loose plug cords (for power related projects) https://ilovemyxo.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/loose-plugs-for-olpc-xo-laptop/
-Some USB/Serial Adapter kits (to debrick XO-1’s) https://ilovemyxo.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/olpc-xo-serial-adapter/
– 15 Watt Solar Panels (for use with newer XO’s – not XO-1’s)
For orders or questions remember to email us at ilovemyxo [at] gmail [dot] com
We have officially depleted our stock of replacement batteries for the XO laptop. Unfortunately we are unable to order more from OLPC …
Our friends at LAPTOPS TO LESOTHO are supporting Olympic Marathon runner, Tsepo Ramonene, to achieve his education goals.
Visit http://www.causes.com/causes/788057-tsepo-ramonene-lesotho-education-fund to see how you can help.
Tsepo Ramonene lives to run.
UNFORTUNATELY, Tsepo lives in extreme poverty in the little-known African nation of Lesotho, where he struggles just to get enough to eat. As sole breadwinner, Tsepo supports his family with the meager winnings from his races. Before his races, he can only afford to eat bread and tea.
Tsepo is a quiet, humble young man who dreams of running in the Olympics.
But running in the Olympics is not his only dream. Tsepo is 21 years old but only has a 7th grade education. Still, he dreams of getting his high school diploma someday, so he and his family can live a better life. The sad truth is that in Lesotho, education beyond primary school is not free. Most people survive as subsistence farmers, so few can afford to send their children to secondary school.
Against all odds, Tsepo has managed to qualify for the 2012 Olympics marathon.
You can see Tsepo, and hear him talk about his love of running, in a TV ad for the 2012 Olympics at http://vimeo.com/45127795. You can read more about Tsepo Ramonene on the videographer’s website http://carlfromlesotho.tumblr.com/
All money received by the Tsepo Ramonene Lesotho Education Fund will go to school expenses, food, housing, and other basic needs for Tsepo and his family. Any additional funding received beyond that will pay for secondary school scholarships for other Lesotho children.
Occasionally there are days when I am a little overwhelmed with keeping replacement parts available for OLPC … an odd interaction with someone can get me down. This is why I am so thankful that our community is amazing! Looking through Laptops to Lesotho photo albums quickly rebounded my spirits.
Our OLPC community is filled with wonderful people doing GOOD in this world. You all are an inspiration to me – your dedication, hard work, perseverance, love and hope that you share with the world.
Please take a look at all the GOOD Laptops to Lesotho is doing. If you have a laptop to donate, this is a group of amazing people who have always been nothing but wonderful in my interactions with them.
We’ve got power adapters (both 2-piece brick style and original 1-piece), screens, & more Base Upper Assemblies (keyboard+touchpad replacement) coming in soon!
Current status is due to arrive late February… but be warned this shipment could be delayed.
If you are in need of something, and want to be put on the wait list, please let us know!
Email me at ilovemyxo [at] gmail [dot] com with:
1. your name
2. what you would like
3. email address to contact you when the parts arrive & are ready to order
Do you have a picture of children using XO’s? One that you would like to share and have posted on our blog?
If so, please let us know if we can “borrow” it for our blog. We would love to see some kids using the XO’s instead of our logo (BORING!).
email me at ilovemyxo [at] gmail [dot] com or post a link to an image you will allow us to use.