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Im not sure I'd call it a maker space, it's  just my classroom.

Check out the android x86 project for that acer.

Im going to try a device donation at my school. Maybe I'll get some newer
phones to have students tinker with.

On Oct 14, 2016 2:54 PM, "Tom Heller" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

That sounds like an active maker space!

I was also trying to put touch on a 4gs. I think I will look for a used
Nokia.

The android project sounds cool. I have a small touchscreen netbook (acer
aspire) that I wanted to try android as the OS. It came with windoze 8 and
was painfully slow. Lubuntu was acceptable but still not snappy.

Tom Heller
Tech Educator @ 802 Milton HS
------------------------------------------------
Windows cleaner, Ubuntu user.


On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 9:31 AM, Michael Norkun <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> no. Our device wasn't supported, so we tried to build from source and it
> kept failing. It required creating a twrp or cwm custom image first then
> porting ubuntu touch to that image and then to the phone.
> The phone doesn't support fastboot so we couldn't directly send it. Even
> though it didn't work a few students now want to try and create their own
> android images for other phones. They plan to use these old ones, in the
> event that they brick them.
>
> They did however port android to raspberry pi instead. That was pretty
> cool. Then they used the old phone as a touchpad wireless mouse and
> keyboard.
>
> While they were at it I had them port nougat to my own personal phone :),
> using AOSP and jdcteams image.
>
>
> They have moved on to trying to program the ev3 with python. They flashed
> ev3dev onto the mindstorm brick and are learning python to have more
> finesse over their code.
>
> We have ADD when it comes to tech stuff. We jump from one idea to the
> next.
>
> I have a few students programming arduinos as earthquake detection systems
> as well.
>
>
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 8:47 AM, Tom Heller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Did your students have any luck with this project?
>>
>> Tom Heller
>> Tech Educator @ 802 Milton HS
>> ------------------------------------------------
>> Windows cleaner, Ubuntu user.
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 3:57 PM, Michael Norkun <[log in to unmask]
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> ​I have seen the page and worked through the wiki with students. It
>>> works on supported phones, but we have donations of old
>>> samsung galaxy s infuse 4g's.
>>> They're not on the list.
>>> However, it should work, but these devices don't have fastboot mode, you
>>> need to use heimdall as a fastboot replacement, but ubuntu flash or even
>>> phablet flash doesn't support this.
>>>
>>> We've tried putting the phone in recovery and download mode and still
>>> nothing.
>>> A student was attempting to compile a custom image today. We are letting
>>> it compile over the weekend. We'll see.
>>>
>>> ​
>>>
>>> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 3:12 PM, Tom Heller <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Have you seen this page?
>>>>
>>>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices
>>>>
>>>> I have a Galaxy 4 I wanted to try loading Ubuntu Touch. What kind of
>>>> Samsung devices do you have? Are they listed?
>>>>
>>>> Tom Heller
>>>> Tech Educator @ 802 Milton HS
>>>> ------------------------------------------------
>>>> Windows cleaner, Ubuntu user.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 3:05 PM, Michael Norkun <
>>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> ​2 questions...
>>>>>
>>>>> 1) has anyone tried ubuntu touch?
>>>>>
>>>>> 2) has anyone tried to flash it to current "unsupported" devices? ​
>>>>>
>>>>> Here's the long story;
>>>>> I've got a bunch of devices that were donated, most are old samsung
>>>>> androids. We've got some cool cyanogenmod roms running on them, but a
>>>>> student asked about ubuntu touch, and in more specific they wanted to "be
>>>>> able to do something cool" with the phone, an arduino, and a raspberry pi.
>>>>> We thought, if it were ubuntu touch it might be more compatible.
>>>>>
>>>>> By "unsupported," I mean not a brand new nexus as ubuntu thinks
>>>>> everyone has, I mean devices that they haven't ported yet, because they
>>>>> won't gain any publicity that way. Theoretically, it should work on any
>>>>> phone, but how?
>>>>> In particular, the fastboot commands don't work with older phones.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any thoughts/ideas would be great.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>>>
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