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On a Road Movie to Berlin!

on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 11:32pm

Ben West, WasabiNet's co-founder, is off to Berlin for this year's International Summit for Community Wireless Networks (IS4CWN), being hosted by the Open Technology Institute of the New America Foundation. Exciting! Aufregend (in German)! Ben will be presenting a tech showcase about the solar-powered rooftop wireless network Sunflower Mesh, in conjunction with the COMMUNAL-cator project being presented by Xavier Leonard.

Ben has been attending these summits since it came to St. Louis in 2006. Through these conferences, Ben has promoted the the wonders of WasabiNet, the local hackerspace Arch

Announcing Sunflower Mesh!

on Sat, 07/13/2013 - 1:58pm

WasabiNet is developing the Sunflower Mesh, a new concept for solar-powered, self-sufficient, rooftop Wi-Fi mesh nodes.  These nodes are designed to offer neighborhood-scale, hyper-local social collaboration applications, environmental sensing, and even limited Internet access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Even when the electricity goes out.

We aim to present on this concept, and even having some working prototypes to ogle, as part of the New America Foundation's upcoming Internation Summit on Community Wireless Networks (IS4CWN) being held this October in