Years of successful development and prototyping have led to One Education producing the world’s first modular tablet for children, the Infinity, which launches today on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
Fueled by their non-profit mission to bridge the digital divide, Australian OLPC (One Laptop per Child) off-shoot, One Education, have designed the Infinity using a combination of cutting edge technology like USB-C and innovative design to create a modular tablet without compromise. A robust and sustainable device suitable for children anywhere in the world, the Infinity is the perfect addition to a child’s education.
The Infinity launches ten years after OLPC announced their groundbreaking project, and every sale of an Infinity contributes to the distribution of technology to those who need it most.
“With prototyping complete, it’s time to take Infinity to a wider audience. One Education is excited to announce that we are teaming up with Indiegogo to launch the Infinity crowdfunding campaign.” said Rangan Srikhanta, CEO of One Education.
“The Infinity has been designed for both the home and the classroom, the first and last computer any child will need, that they can take apart and put together themselves. Infinity reduces the cost of device ownership by as much as 50% over the course of a childhood.”
Split into distinct parts, the Infinity is made up of a Core, Camera, Battery, and Screen module all connected to a Hub via USBC. Each module can be easily opened, explored and repaired. Wrapped in a protective cover, this forms the tablet, which is then able to lock into a keyboard base creating a complete laptop experience.
The base laptop version has the following specifications:
– 1.4GHz Quad Core Processor, 1GB RAM
– 8.9” 2560×1600 Display, Multitouch Capacitive
– 8GB Storage (microSD expandable up to 128GB)
– 2MP Rear & VGA Front Cameras
– WiFi & Bluetooth
– 7000mAh Battery
– Android Lollipop OS, Ubuntu Linux, with Windows 10 to come
Running a child friendly customised version of Android Lollipop and packed full of apps from educational partners such as Scratch Jr, Mathletics, Literacy Planet and Skoolbo, there is plenty to learn and play with on every Infinity.
One Education aims to raise at least $50,000 on Indiegogo to complement their pre-orders from schools. Proceeds from all pre-orders will be used to take the Infinity to manufacturing. A limited number of early bird machines are available for purchase, with expected delivery in Q3, 2016.