[Chugalug] Linux volunteer opportunity at the library

Darren Breidigan the.bald.headed.yeti at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 00:49:51 UTC 2013


I'm not a guru but, I think some kind of kiosk would not be out of my reach.

Maybe Lubuntu with Firefox in kiosk mode?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/r-kiosk/


On 04/01/2013 11:58 AM, Nate Hill wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> As part of our 3D printing service we are offering at the library, 
> with thanks to some help from James and Bill of Engage 3D, we now have 
> 4 formerly retired and discarded computers running Ubuntu.  The plan 
> is to have those running as Tinkercad stations, but Tinkercad is going 
> away (lame) so we'll use something else.  Obviously we can do a lot 
> more than just this with these machines.
>
> I know there are some Linux based kiosk systems out there; setups that 
> allow people to schedule reservations of computers.  We don't yet have 
> the demand that we need something like this, but I'm hoping as we 
> expand hours and services on The 4th Floor this will really grow into 
> a public computer lab running all open source goodies.
>
> I've got a machine that could be tasked as the 'computer signup 
> station'.  Does anyone on this list want to give this project a shot? 
>  We'd love to have you.
>
> Nate
>
>
> -- 
> Nate Hill
> nathanielhill at gmail.com <mailto:nathanielhill at gmail.com>
> http://4thfloor.chattlibrary.org/
> http://www.natehill.net
>
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