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Project Management. Team: Kagarelo. Kale Bullen. Garry Smith. Reece Conn. Lou Hely. Project: Rural Internet Kiosk. Information.

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Project management

Project Management

Team: Kagarelo


Garry Smith

Reece Conn

Lou Hely


What: Rural Internet Kiosks (RIK) is a Kenyan-based organization that manufactures and distributes movable, recyclable, cost-effective kiosks that operate with satellite connectivity and solar energy to enable rural communities to access the internet.

How: The initiative uses software provided by Userful and internet connectivity provided by InterSat Africa.

Where:The internet kiosks are being distributed in Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Zambia.

Why: The RIK provides rural communities with access to information on agriculture, health, the environment, and e-governance.

Pro’s and Con’s



  • Provides internet to remote areas.

  • Possible vandalism

  • Possible nature damage to RIK

  • Software for RIK can be provided on a USB drive

  • Technical support is limited

  • Session times are limited

  • Doesn’t need high performing equipment




  • Giada N10 Slim

  • Monitor – Lenovo L1940

  • Internet – Intersat (skydsl)

  • Solar Panels – monocrystalline (160w recreational Solar Package)

Jolicloud – UNIX OS (free)

Giada N10 Slim

Monitor – Lenovo L1940

The Products

(hardware and software)

Jolicloud (OS)

Solar Panels

Giada N10 Slim

  • Cpu – Intel Atom N330

  • Chipset – Nvidia ION

  • GPU – Geforce 9400M

  • Ram – 2gb ddr2

  • HDD – 250gb sata

  • Connectivity – 5xusb, card reader, hdmi, vga, gigabit lan, Wlan, audio out, mic

Monitor – Lenovo L1940

- 19” in wide (481 mm) viewable image size

- Native resolution of 1440 x 900

- 89 dpi for crisp, clear screen images

- Internal power with 17 watts / 22 watts power consumption (typical/maximum)

- Up to 30% less power consumption than conventional monitors of the same size and resolution

- 50% less mercury content than conventional monitor of the same size and resolution

- ThinkVantage design

- Adjustable tilt stand for viewing comfort

- Direct access button for automatic image setup and brightness allows quick and easy monitor setup

- Analog and DVI-D video signal connectors

- Supports High Definition Content Protection (HDCP)

- Compliance with ENERGY STAR 4.1 requirements

- Kensington Lock slot for security

- TCO'03 compliance

- EPEAT Gold certified

- Greenguard certified

- Offers attachment points for optional ThinkVision USB Soundbar (40Y7616)

- Direct access for input selection allows easy movement between applications when attached to two systems simultaneously

- Matching design to ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation systems

- Works with Windows Vista

- Meets 100 mm VESA standard for mounting

- Detachable base for wall- or arm-mounting (sold separately)

- Available in business black

Solar Panels

Take advantage of the clean and unlimited power of the sun and save on energy bills with these great recreational solar package deals! Our monocrystalline solar panels are far more efficient than polycrystalline, and are built strong and tough to endure the harshest environments. Both packages come with solar regulators and connectors - just add cable and batteries and you have your very own sustainable solar power station.

Package 2: 160 Watt ZM9302

2 x 80W Solar Panel ZM-9097

1 x 12V 20A Solar Charge Controller MP-3126

3 x Female PV Connector PS-5100

3 x Male PV Connector PP-5102

1 x Solar Panel 'Y' Lead 2 Socket to 1 plug 300mm PS-5110

1 x Solar Panel 'Y' Lead 2 Plug to 1 Socket


Jolicloud (OS)

Jolicloud combines the most optimized Linux kernel with an innovative user interface. It was designed with your netbook in mind from your screen size to your hardware specifications.

Graphic Chipset

Intel 945GSE with video chipset GMA 950

Intel US15W with video chipset GMA 500

Intel GMA 3150

Nvidia ION chipset

Legacy ATI, Nvidia chipsets


Internal HDD or SSD

Flash disks i.e. USB keys, memory cards

External HDD and optical players


Optimized for Intel Atom Diamondville e.g. N270, N280

Optimized for Intel Atom Silverthorne i.e. Z510, Z520, Z530

Optimized for Intel Atom Pineview i.e. N450, N470

Legacy Intel, and AMD processors (laptops and desktops should work but we can't provide support)

Limited support for VIA C7-M

Also Supports:

Wifi, Bluetooth, 3G and EVDO, Audio devices, Photo formats and videos.

Threats to our Solution

Battery choice. (still unsure on which one to choose.)