Come and join our software labs! The more we are, the more ideas we come up with, the more efficient our mission will be delivered!
At the Labdoo Labs, we are currently developing all the backend engines that run the social network facility to manage laptops worldwide. We need your software skills to help bootstrap all the ideas that we have in the queue, and all those that you can come up with!
Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, let us know what your skills are, and we will find a Labdoo project that fits you well!
The Labdoo Team.
Dooplet is Labdoo's software-based answer to the eWaste problem. Dooplet is a desktop applet application that runs on labdoo's deployed laptops. Its main job is to diagnose the status of the laptop and to determine when the laptop needs fixing or recycling. When an incidence on a laptop is detected, dooplet reports such event to the labdoo network of volunteers, who will then pick up the laptop and either fix it or recycle it.
Dooplet is currently under development. Our first beta release of Dooplet is available from Google Code:
Download dooplet specs.
If you like programming and would like to contribute to the dooplet project, shoot us an email at
Wikidoos are CD/DVD burnable images that provide educational content for children. By using a wikidoo CD/DVD, schools in the developing world can have access to information even without access to Internet.
In this page, you will find different types of wikidoo images and descriptions on how to download them onto your laptops or how to create CD/DVD copies. Chose your wikidoo image based on the specific needs of your project.
(the wikipedia content referenced in this page is provided by third party organizations that have assembled subsets of the wikipedia.org encyclopedia)
Wikipedia selection for schools
[http://schools-wikipedia.org/] "This Wikipedia DVD Selection is a free, hand-checked, non-commercial selection from Wikipedia, targeted around the UK National Curriculum and useful for much of the English speaking world. It has about 5500 articles and is about the size of a twenty volume encyclopaedia (34,000 images and 20 million words)."
This wikipedia selection was assembled by SOS Children UK and the Wikimedia Foundation.
Steps to download onto your laptops:
If you are using an Ubuntu computer, you can skip this step. If you are not and your computer does not have a BitTorrent client, you will need to download and install one. You can do so by searching Google for "BitTorrent client".
Download the torrent file which tells the BitTorrent client what to do from the following link: Download schools-wikipedia-full-20081023.tar.gz.torrent.
The BitTorrent client should start downloading the file. Once the download is completed, you should have a file which is 3118734058 bytes long (
If your laptop hard drive has more than 4GB of space available, you can decompress the downloaded file locally. To do that, you can then open the downloaded file with a decompression tool, such as 7-zip, and store it in a location of your laptop. If your laptop is for a child and you are using Ubuntu, please decompress the file inside the folder /home/share/wikidoo/. Once you have decompressed the file, you will be able to access the content by entering on your web browser the following URL: file:///home/share/wikidoo/index.htm
If your laptop hard drive does not have enough space, then create a DVD following the next description.
Steps to create a DVD:
Repeat steps 1 through 3 in the previous section.
Temporarily decompress the downloaded file in your local hard drive. If your hard drive is not big enough to host 4GB of additional data, you can use an external drive such as a USB pendrive.
Use a software DVD burner program to create a DVD with the uncompressed data generated in the previous step. In Ubuntu, you can use the program called "Brasero Disc burner".
Once the DVD is burned, you will be able to access the content by entering on your web browser the following URL: file:///<your DVD device directory>/index.htm
Dootrip facilita un sistema web 2.0 para enviar los portátiles de una manera sostenible y ecológica ayudando a reducir la cantidad de emisiones de dióxido de carbono a la atmósfera. Los voluntarios anuncian sus horarios de viaje a través de la herramienta dootrip, indicando la cantidad de kilos que pueden llevar en su equipaje. Labdoo calcula las rutas más óptimas y asigna los portátiles que pueden ser transportados sin coste para el equipaje del voluntario.
Puedes encontrar el actual inventario de dootrips aquí.
Para unirte a la red de viajeros dootrip, sólo tienes que crearte una cuenta Labdoo y utilizar tus herramientas para registrar tu dootrip.
To join the dootrip network of voluteers, you just need to have a labdoo account and use your dashboard to register your trip.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and people can grasp new ideas better through game playing. That's the concept of Zoom an Re-zoom by Istvan Banyai, Wilderdom. Doozoom borrows from the Zoom idea and builds a game factory for the design of games that can help better understand sustainable ideas through fun ways.
We currently have 2 games under development.
One is called "Labdoo game". Through the Doozoom Labdoo game, players learn that everyone can make a contribution in a large variety of ways. One step at a time, players work together to fight the digital divide and help resolving an environmental issue. Players also learn that they can be the stumbling stones if they let laptops sit idle along the path.
The second game is called "Cycle of Life". From the prime materials of earth (trees, rocks, minerals, ...) from where a laptop gets built, the laws of physics that allow a laptop to function, the factory where it gets assembled, the store where it gets bought, the user in the rich country who uses it for about four years, the Moore's law of obsolescence, the tagging, the donation, sanitation, the transportation to a poor country using dootrip, the usage of the laptop by a child, the eventual transportation to a recycling factory using again dootrip, and the decomposition/disintegration of each element in the laptop going back to Planet earth, starting a new cycle of life. Players get to learn the complete process in a vivid and fun manner.
We will soon provide our first release of the doozoom games. In the meantime, come join the fun and let us know about your ideas at email@example.com.