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John writes in -

I picked up some of these Point of Sale Touchscreen Systems on the cheap, so I set one up to boot into PBSKids.Org in a captive Firefox window (full screen, no menus). The kids are 3 years old, and 18 months old, and they love to click around. PBS Kids.Org is surprisingly touchscreen friendly, but if they manage to get stuck, I can VNC in and take over.

The system specs:
Pentium III 700
256 MB RAM
ELO Touchscreen (Embedded, with serial interface)
128 GB HD

What a great project – perhaps more sites will make their sites like this and easily roll out kiosk/appliance versions for kids.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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