Humane Informatics

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Humane Informatics is a one-man project in the field of Information and communication technologies for development led by Braddock Gaskill. As of October 2010 the project introduced two open-source hardware devices - the Humane Reader and the Humane PC. Both devices are based on Arduino design.

Humane Reader[edit]

The Humane Reader is a low-cost electronic device with TV-out that can hold a five thousand book library (e.g. offline Wikipedia compilations) on a microSD card. The reader could be produced in quantity for about $20 per unit.[1][2][3]

Humane PC[edit]

The Humane PC is an extended version of the Humane Reader - it has an extra micro-USB port and infrared port.[2][3][4]




  • programmable using C/C++ libraries, or via Arduino IDE
  • use of Tellymate Project code for VT52 video output
  • use of AVR V-USB firmware to implement a USB device

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Humane Reader". Retrieved 2016-09-15. 
  2. ^ a b Climate Change (2010-07-27). "$20 Wikipedia Reader Uses 8-Bit Computing Power". WIRED. Retrieved 2016-09-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Humane Reader is a $20 8-bit PC for TVs". Retrieved 2016-09-15. 
  4. ^ "The Humane PC". Retrieved 2016-09-15. 

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