Junior High students build their own Ubuntu computers
The Confalonieri Public Junior High School in Monza, Northern Italy set up a really interesting and original optional course for its students. I contacted the two teachers who run the course, Fabio Frittoli and Francesco De Gennaro to know something more.
Stop: What's the course subject?
F&F: The course consists of five afternoon meetings, during two hours each, in which the students build one computer per participant with these characteristics:
CPU: AMD Sempron 140
RAM: 2 GB DDR2 800
Hard disk: SATA 160gb
Motherboard: Asrock m68 with integrated audio, video and Ethernet ports
Mid tower case
the Free as in Freedom Ubuntu operating system
Stop: How many students participated?
F&F: We had 16 students of the Third Classes (13 yrs old) and 20 of the Second Classes (12 yrs old), including several foreign students and one with a minor cognitive handicap.
Stop: How much did they pay to attend?