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Re: [K12OSN] Room Layout



The brand is electraTrac and its 25 feet with 4 outlets every 8 feet (lighted) 
rated at 15A/125V/1875W. Costs about $35-$40. We plug-in a little power strip 
in each one and plug three laptops in each strip. 

On Wednesday 25 October 2006 08:44, Petre Scheie wrote:
> Ray-
> How many outlets are on that power cord from Home Depot?  How much do they
> cost?
>
> Petre
>
> Ray Garza wrote:
> > On Tuesday 24 October 2006 17:05, Daniel Kuecker wrote:
> >> Hello All!
> >>
> >> I am trying to figure out how to best implement thin clients in a
> >> classroom and not a lab. i have been searching the net for some floor
> >> plans that others may be using, but cannot find much. i want to make
> >> these permanent in the classroom, and try to minimize distraction from
> >> an LCD panel on the desk, maybe under the desk with glass top? Currently
> >> our desks are individual desks, some that the top flips open, some not.
> >> I am also trying to figure out the bast way to get ethernet jacks and
> >> power to the desks or cluster of desk. I have toyed with possibly
> >> bunlding the ehternet and extension cords and rolling them out on the
> >> floor, but i do not know if there would be interferance from the power
> >> cords and plus it doesnt sound like a good permanent solution. What are
> >> you guys doing?
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >>
> >> Daniel Kuecker
> >
> > Hmm, I saw a picture of someone's room where they got the computer desks
> > along the three walls (facing the wall) and regular desks in the middle
> > of the room facing the teacher for non computing work.
> >
> > Here at the Library our computers are in table clusters with power and
> > eithernet cabling running underground from the wiring closets to the
> > tables. Of course the floorplan was designed that way when the new
> > building was constructed. The old building was renovated to meet the same
> > conditions but that meant a jackhammer to carve out a trench to lay the
> > pipes. I don't think you want to go that route :)
> >
> > I think for simplicity sake and avoidance of trip hazards, setting up
> > around the perimiter of the room would be a good solution.  Maybe you can
> > do the same as  the 1st paragraph but turn the computers around to face
> > the teacher and move the desks away from the wall to create room to walk
> > around and sit. You can then snake the power and lan cabling from one
> > side all the way to the other end and have only one area exposed as a
> > trip hazard.
> >
> > Home Depot sell a 25 ft power cord with connections every 3-4 ft. We use
> > those in our laptop lab.
> >
> > Just some ideas to toss around.
> >
> > -ray
>
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