Annalise Klein <klein.a...@gmail.com
> @Terry, as you just noted, I realized yesterday that I'm actually looking
> to equip *each household* with its own IIAB server to which students can
> wirelessly connect with iPads and Macbook Airs (still waiting on the
> models). Still waiting to hear specific numbers of households, but looks to
> be 150-250 total (50-80 per village).
If all you want to do is put a 64G or 128G microSD card or USB stick
into each kid's tablet or laptop, why not buy them laptops that have
working SD or USB interfaces, rather than set up a separate "wifi access
point" in each household that exists solely to provide that storage?
(There are tiny USB sticks that barely hang outside a USB-A port,
protruding less than a centimeter; the challenge is finding a tablet
with a USB-A port. USB-C memories might work, but some tablets probably
can't read & write them, being only USB targets rather than USB hosts;
and the USB-C SD memories are probably more expensive. But SD ports are
easy to find in Android tablets.)
Non-Apple equipment will probably be both cheaper, and come with working
interfaces built-in, which would avoid the kids breaking fragile stuff
that sticks out the sides of their equipment.