Now that the article has been printed in 2600 magazine, Volume 33, Issue 3 (2016-10-10), I’m able to republish it on the web. The article below is my submission to 2600 with some slight formatting changes for hyperlinks. Building DIY Community Mesh Networks By Mike Dank Famicoman@gmail.com Today, we are faced with issues regarding our access to the Internet, as well as our freedoms on it. As governmental bodies fight to gain more control and influence over the flow of our information, some choose to look for alternatives to the traditional Internet and build their own networks as they see fit.
Earlier this week I had an article published discussing Hyperboria and how the network works at a high level. It is titled Hyperboria 101 – Moving Through the Mesh, and is available to view here through n-o-d-e.net.
If you’re like me, you have a few Raspberry Pis kicking around, waiting for a job to do. I adopted early and purchased (at least one) original Model B with 256MB of RAM. This was a nifty little box four years ago, but has since been overshadowed by its older brother, the revised Model B with 512MB of RAM, and its cousins: the B+ and RPi 2. These originals still have life left in them, and can often be found below the original $35 price tag.