To really bring a village built out of dirt bricks into the modern world we need a mobile computing platform.
It needs to be able to be battery powered, able to connect to communication systems, and able to run high-level abstract programs like typical "office" software and CAD/CAM programs.
Also, open source, but everyone knew that already :)
- Humane Reader is an 8-bit computer that costs $20-35. By Braddock Gaskill
- Via Open Book is a set of plans for the physical structure of a laptop designed around VIA Technologies chips.
- Pandora is a $475 open source linux computer that's about the size of the Nintendo DS.
- NanoNote is a tiny, open source computer by Qi Hardware.
- Smart Book is a multi-function device by Always Innovating. Linux Journal review
- Open Source Hardware suppliers