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From the Ted Talk by Vinay Venkatraman: Technology crafts for the digitally underserved

Unscramble the Blue Letters

(Applause) So, very briefly, I'll just explain to you how this is done, because that's the more interesting part. So essentially, the three things that are required to make this cooeirvsnn from this guy to this guy is a ceahp remote control for a television that you can almost find in every home today, some parts from a computer mouse, balcisaly, something that you can savecgne for very low cost, and a few parts that have to be pre-programmed. Basically this is a micro-controller with a few extra components that can be shipped for very little cost across the world, and that's what is all required with a little bit of local tinkering teanlt to cervnot the device into something else. So we are right now doing some systematic field tests to basically ascertain whether something like this actually makes ssene to the ASHA worker.

Open Cloze

(Applause) So, very briefly, I'll just explain to you how this is done, because that's the more interesting part. So essentially, the three things that are required to make this __________ from this guy to this guy is a _____ remote control for a television that you can almost find in every home today, some parts from a computer mouse, _________, something that you can ________ for very low cost, and a few parts that have to be pre-programmed. Basically this is a micro-controller with a few extra components that can be shipped for very little cost across the world, and that's what is all required with a little bit of local tinkering ______ to _______ the device into something else. So we are right now doing some systematic field tests to basically ascertain whether something like this actually makes _____ to the ASHA worker.

Solution

  1. conversion
  2. sense
  3. convert
  4. talent
  5. basically
  6. cheap
  7. scavenge

Original Text

(Applause) So, very briefly, I'll just explain to you how this is done, because that's the more interesting part. So essentially, the three things that are required to make this conversion from this guy to this guy is a cheap remote control for a television that you can almost find in every home today, some parts from a computer mouse, basically, something that you can scavenge for very low cost, and a few parts that have to be pre-programmed. Basically this is a micro-controller with a few extra components that can be shipped for very little cost across the world, and that's what is all required with a little bit of local tinkering talent to convert the device into something else. So we are right now doing some systematic field tests to basically ascertain whether something like this actually makes sense to the ASHA worker.

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