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Innovation: A Solar Energy-Powered PC Made in Mali

Written by Rakotomalala On 2 January 2014 @ 15:15 pm | 6 Comments

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Limmorgal, a low power PC made in Mali via Tech of Africa with permission  [1]

Limmorgal, a solar energy-powered PC made in Mali via Tech of Africa with permission

As part of our series on innovation made in Africa, we recently showcased the 3D printer made from E-waste in Togo [2] and a spell checker for Bambara [3]language. Today, we present the first low-power PC made in Mali. The PC called Limmorgal (Calculator in Peul language) is the brainchild of two Malian groups, Internet society Mali (ISOC Mali) and Intelec 3. Mamadou Iam Diallo, president of ISOC Mali, explains the needs they want to fulfill with this PC [4] [fr] to Bamako Blog:

Nous avons conçu cette machine pour contribuer à la réduction du fossé numérique, mais également à la vulgarisation de l’outil informatique surtout en milieu scolaire. Limmorgal est aussi un ordinateur adapté à l’alimentation par l’énergie solaire grâce à sa faible consommation d’énergie.

We designed this PC to help reduce the digital divide, but also the expansion of the use of computers in schools. Limmorgal is a computer adapted to be powered by solar energy and requires low energy consumption (24 Watts required).

The basic specifications of the PC are:

  • Operating system: Ubuntu (open source) 
  • 1.4 G Hertz microprocessor
  • 1GB RAM
  • Unit pricing : 171000 Fcfa (260 euros)

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[1] Image: http://www.techofafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/made-in-mali.jpg

[2] 3D printer made from E-waste in Togo: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/12/18/made-in-togo-a-3d-printer-made-from-recycled-e-waste/

[3] spell checker for Bambara : http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/12/22/innovation-a-spell-checker-for-bambara-language/

[4] needs they want to fulfill with this PC: http://bamakoblog.com/digital/technologie-un-ordinateur-made-in-mali/

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