Each student volunteer will be provided with a laptop box with a MacBook and a kit consisting of a power adapter, installation guide and an installation disk to install Linux Ubuntu or Lubuntu on Mac OS X (dual boot).
A youtube and/or training via Skype by other interns will be available to walk you through the refurbishing process. The benefit of installing Linux and MacBook on older Mac OS X offers more google tools and other applications.
Computer-in-a-Box Project deployed locations:
- Egan Junior High School
- Los Altos High School
- Lowell Elementary School via Sunday Friends
Community Service Hours:
Community service hours will be awarded to participants.
Laptop Donation Drive & Refurbish Workshop
Laptop Donation Drive - get the word out:
- School Club or student council or leadership council
- Video or live presentation at school
- Los Altos Town Crier story
- EqOpTech Blogs
- Nextdoor posting
- Social Media - Facebook & Twitter
- School newsletter: Words from Wynn, Bobcat Tracker
- Video broadcast at Egan school assembly
- Club meeting at Sra. Rodriguex classroom (Room 911) at Los Altos High School every Thursday to refurbish laptops. Open to National Honor Society, qualified for individual and group hours.
- Software installation disc and instructions will be provided, including Open Office, AVG antivirus, Firefox, Google Chrome, Chrome OS, Linux Ubuntu.
- Chrome OS instructions here; Linux Ubuntu or Lubuntu installed on old MacBooks Lion running Linux/Mac OS Dual can be found here.
- Phase 1 deployment to 5th & 6th graders at Santa Rita Elementary School on November 17, 2016
- Phase 2 deployment to 4th graders at Santa Rita Elementary School on December 8, 2016
- Phase 3 deployment to Santa Rita Elementary School on February 28, 2017
- Deployment to Egan Junior High School on January 20, 2017
- Ongoing Khan Academy STEM and Laptop program at Sunday Friends
STEM outreach & Mentorship
Khan Academy Pilot Program at Sunday Friends
Volunteer Service Matters!
STEM workshops - Hour of Code
Workshop events on Scratch Programming or Raspberry Pi.
- Hour of Code at Sunday Friends
- Khan Academy at Sunday Friends
Please view or download a copy of our Marketing Brochure for more details.