Thursday, 27 March 2008

Debian Based Educational device

An education supplies company has announced a portable science education computer that runs embedded Debian Linux. Pasco says it designed its sensor-equipped Spark Science Learning System for collaborative science experiments by students, for example measuring conductivity or tracking temperature changes.


Based on a Marvell PXA270 processor clocked at 320MHz, the 6.7 x 5.5 x 1.7-inch device is equipped with 1GB flash, a 5.7-inch VGA display, and two USB ports. The Spark includes dedicated temperature and voltage sensors and two expansion slots for plugging in optional Pasco scientific sensors. The embedded software includes about 60 guided inquiry labs said to integrate educational content, data collection, and analysis wizards, along with charting and assessment features.


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