My OLPC Journey February 2012
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February 9

OK! So it's been a while but I've been busy breaking in my new iMac (well - it was new in 2006). Maybe it's more accurate to say that I've been breaking in my old brain!

Apart from the 20" screen (moving up from 15") the big plus is having all my machines on one - ie Mac, Windows XP, Sugar and various Linux flavours.

Activity No 41 - Seneto

My first project has been to recreate what is thought to be the oldest board game known to man. It dates from around 3100 BC. At left is Nefertari having a go and at right is an actual senet set found in the tomb of Amenhotep III and now resting in the Brooklyn Museum.

The fun part is that the rules have been lost in antiquity so I've felt free to make up my own. As usual there are no instructions so students face the same challenge as historians - working out what the rules are. Here's my finished effort.

February 15 Trans and Oct have been uploaded to SugarLabs.

February 24 Star Catcher has been uploaded to SugarLabs. You'll note the name change following an excellent suggestion from Martin.

So we currently have 4 activities undergoing final testing: Python Tute Two, Web Tute, Countries ES and Seneto.

I've decided to go ahead with the Spanish initiative despite the fact that I haven't been able to find a long term collaborator so I'm about to try and finalise Letters ES.