Imagine a small black box with only a single wire connecting it to the wall power. The Open Wi-Fi signal emanating from it is a free stream of information, to which anyone in the vicinity with a computer, tablet or smartphone, can connect. This is a VS-Pi Server. Village Science is co-developing the VS-Pi server […]
Village Science would like to thank Nor Sanavongsay for his contribution of several children’s books. Nor is a Lao-American designer, illustrator, and writer who makes his home in the Bay Area of California, USA. Xieng Mieng: A Sticky Mess was a project ten years in the making for Nor, who wrote and illustrated the book, […]
Plugging in a monitor and a keyboard can be a little overkill for a device that only costs $35 USD. In my opinion, two of the greatest Raspberry Pi features are that it’s (1) lightweight and (2) easily portable. Needing a separate external display/keyboard negates both of these qualities. In this post, I’ll detail how […]
In this Q&A, Chief Technologist Nick Wynja takes us under the hood of the Raspberry Pi and explains how Village Science is harnessing this inexpensive computer and shared code to bring educational materials to the developing world.
Can you remember the first moment when you were curious – really curious – about how something worked? When I was age 3 or 4, my parents gave me a cheap AM radio. It was shaped like “Big Bird” from Sesame Street, sitting on a nest. (In a clever bit of design, the nest actually […]
Exciting news: Village Science just received a monthly grant of $10,000 with Google Ads. To use an official term: we’re stoked – but we need a Google AdWords / SEO savvy volunteer to help us with creating ads, choosing keywords and maximizing this AdWords Grant. Getting the word about Village Science “out there” on the […]
Nick Wynja, our Chief Technologist, shares the story of how he became a Village Scientist – and puts out a call for you to join him!
We are living in a world where human beings face challenges perhaps larger in scope than at any point before in history. It’s up to the people living here and now to try to find solutions.