Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Submissions begin on SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY September 20, 2008. ODF is an international standard for office productivity format, adopted by ISO. ODF is fundamental to enabling computer education globally.ODF is the National Standard of countries such as South Africa and Uruguay.ODF is easy to learn and specifies the way documents, presentations and spreadsheets are stored in a computer by popular Office Productivity Free/Libre and Open Source Software such as Open office Anyone who has used any presentation software can immediately start using ODF software such as

How to Participate
Follow the link for further details :

Topics and Categories (for Indian students)

Up to Class V -Why should I learn Computers?

Class VI to VIII -Benefits of Open Source Software to my school

Class IX & X -Open Standards: Freedom from Digital Divide
Class XI & XII -Importance of Open Standards for good Governance

Evaluation Parameters for the ODF Olympiad Trophy

  • Relevance of topic
  • Creativity & Visual Appeal
  • Organisation of the content
  • Use of embedded tools (e.g. spreadsheet)


  • Create presentation in ODF using or any other Free/Libre and Open Source, ODF compliant software.
  • The presentation should not have more than total of 21 slides (including introduction and Thank you slide)
  • The presentation file size should not exceed 1MB
  • Each Slide should not have more than two clicks for navigation
  • Email the presentation to along with your details.-
  1. Name,
  2. Class,
  3. School Name,
  4. School Address,
  5. Email Address,
  6. Phone number,
  7. Age
before 15th November, 2008
The Subject of the email must be in the following format for example
"Category II, Gandhi National School"

Friday, October 3, 2008

Robot Kitchen in Hong Kong

Robot Kitchen in Hong Kong

A robot performs as a chef prepares food at Robot Kitchen in Hong Kong. With a whir and a flash of lights, a robot whizzes to the restaurant table and takes a customer's order, while a second races to another table to deliver plates of steaming food. Robot Kitchen opened in July to cash in on the city's love affair with gadgets, claiming to be the world's first eatery staffed by machines.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Murata Boy: The Bicycle Riding Robot

Murata Boy: The Bicycle Riding Robot
1 Oct 2005 ... Japanese company Murata Manufacturing created a bicycling robot to show off some of their various sensors.

Murata: A Uni-cycling Robot - Watch more funny videos her

Tuesday, September 16, 2008