Project Outputs

Technology Inventory

All materials listed below were refurbished or re-used from the previous Shadow Wood computer labs.

8 Dell desktops

  • Computer 1: 1GB RAM, Windows XP, Linux Mint (Main Room)
  • Computer 2: 1GB RAM, Windows XP, Linux Mint (Main Room)
  • Computer 3: 2GB RAM, Windows XP, Linux Mint (Small Room))
  • Computer 4: 2GB RAM, Windows XP, Linux Mint (Small Room)
  • Computer 6: 756MB RAM, Windows 2000, Linus Mint (Main Room)
  • Computer 7: 756MB RAM, Windows 2000, Linus Mint (Main Room)
  • Computer 8: 1GB RAM, Windows XP, Linux Mint (Main Room)
  • Computer 9:  1GB RAM, Windows XP, Linux Mint (Main Room)

8 flat screen monitors
8 keyboards and mice
1 router, 2 switches, networking cable
3 half round computer tables
1 headset with microphone

Space Implementation

Based upon our discussions with our CU-Citizen Access partner, we decided to cluster the computers on one side of the main room and place a third half-round desk along the east wall. That third desk would not have computers and be part of the “homework area” that would be delineated with an accent paint color. The smaller room would be equipped with two other computers for one on one help.

We worked with a group of LAS students during the Champaign Outreach Weekend to paint the ceiling and walls in both the main room and small room. Pictures from that work weekend are below.

Training and Documentation

No special software was installed on the computers other than GIMP, as a variety of programs were already on the computers (Skype, OpenOffice).

The username and password for each computer on Linux is simply shadowwood# (the number of the computer). So the username and password for computer 1 would be username: shadowwood1 password: shadowwood1.

There are no passwords for Windows.

There is a scanner in the space that can be set up and two printers in the space that can be set up if toner is purchased.

Documentation on how to use a mouse, enlarge text, search google, and create a Yahoo! email account has been provided in Spanish.

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