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Design and construction
The Solo is designed for assembly in Third World countries close to its intended market. The construction is deliberately simple, based on a wooden sub-frame into which slide all the electronic modules and screen.
LCD display options dictate the overall size and include
Solo's manufactured for Third World use need not employ the external aluminium cladding, and can be finished with the wooden sub-frame visible, and decorated or carved as required.
With the exception of the main computer motherboard and power supply most components are glued in place, obviating the need for specialist fixings. Glues are carefully chosen for their strength, resistance to heat & moisture, and the cleaning agents required. Prototypes are trialing a semi-flexible glue which uses citrus-juice as the cleaner/activator.
If required, Solo's can be assembled, configured and repaired using only hand-tools and another Solo to transfer the software across. This enables manufacture to continue in areas where mains electricity supplies are erratic.
Contact details for ExpLAN Computers Ltd can be found on the