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Wasabi Peas Proposal

on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 9:01pm

This was a proposal submitted to the 2014 Arch Grants funding competition.  Sadly, we didn't make the final round, but we're posting the proposal's details here on request from community mesh wifi enthusiast. A related topic is our rooftop solar mesh concept Sunflower Mesh.

The Wasabi Pea is a low-cost meshing WiFi hotspot easily deployable in small or large numbers, with additional provision for battery operation in emergencies. 

Some backround: WasabiNet develops and deploys low-cost, neighborhood-scale mesh wireless broadband technology for rooftops with low operating costs and high

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