I'll soon be off on a big bike tour, and would like reccomendations for running a computer/tablet able to do actual work from a bike dynamo hub (details inside).
The work I will be doing is mainly word processing with internet research, and I am aiming to be able to charge the batteries of my device from the day's riding (as well as those of a Galaxy S III). My dynamo is a Shimano Alfine front hub limited to 6V 3W, and I'm considering the Tout Terrain Plug II to produce a reasonably steady USB 5v output.
My initial thoughts are to use an Alphasmart Neo II
to draft things, and hook that up to a Nexus 7 with Ubuntu dual boot to finish. I'm very open to other suggestions for both components, and have been considering an OLPC but it appears to be very hard to get a modern model.
My requirements are these:
* Must be able to use Debian/Ubuntu, with chroot from Android acceptable if there's 2gb of memory as otherwise things lag.
* Enough power to be able to use Chrome for Google Docs/Drive.
* Ideally able to charge for 4-5 hours of work in a day's cycling.
* Reasonably robust, as I'll be camping almost every night and will at least occasionally be working under a tarp.
Any suggestions on how to do this are very gratefully received.