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Cameroon Computerlab Update!

posted Feb 14, 2010, 7:44 AM by Reinoud Vaandrager   [ updated Feb 14, 2010, 10:25 AM ]
Thanks to some new donations (Thanks Sven, Pedro & Oxana! ) the computerlab is coming along really nicely now. With the new donations are now also able to put a ceiling into the room, paint it, and install a UPS system.

Here are the most recent updates on our progress since the last post:

  1. The walls and floors of the lab have been plastered (it took 6 days to dry), and it is starting to look like a proper room now :)

    Plastering in progress...

  2. Electricity sockets and switches have been installed.

    integrated electricity sockets & switches

  3. A ceiling is being put into place as I type this (will be done tomorrow)
    putting the ceiling frame in place

  4. The computerlab table has been finished and we put some varnish on it this morning to make it look nice and last long.

    1st coating of varnish on the computerlab table, notice the 2 cable holes ;)

  5. We were able to purchase an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) to beat the frequent power outages (around 8 times a day) and provide voltage regulation to ensure proper operation of our equipment (laptops, wifi router, library HDD, projector, printer, and nanostation)

    The UPS preventing our equipment from being killed by power outages and voltage peaks.

  6. We bought some paint and rollers so we can paint the place the coming week (should be fun! :))

  7. And finally we bought a distributor with 11 electricity sockets.
Hopefully in the coming 2 weeks everything will come together: Finishing the room, installing funiture and equipment. We would like to make the computerlab room a nice and friendly place by perhaps painting a nice mural on the walls. If you have any ideas on how to make the room nicer, please let us know!

Any future paypal donations we receive will go toward the following:
  1. Adding a door to the room

  2. Adding shutters to the windows (to keep dust out, and to darken the room for projections & presentations)

  3. Putting tiles on the cement floor (for easy cleaning)
Ok, hopefully my next computerlab post will be in 2 weeks to introduce the opening of the finished computerlab, so stay tuned! :D