On Saturday, January 27th, the People’s Open Network held our fourth Build Your Own Internet Workshop (BYOI). By far our biggest and best yet, the event drew over a hundred people from all over the Bay Area to the Omni Commons for an afternoon of talks and hands-on demonstrations. In case you missed it, you […]
Last weekend we put up a new node in the Berkeley Hills. The node has line-of-sight to the Archive.org data center in Richmond as well as line-of-sight to all of North Berkeley and Albany (from the Berkeley Rose Garden down to Golden Gate Fields). This node mount also wins the prize for best sunset!
This weekend, members of the People’s Open team voyaged into the city for Science Hack Day SF 2017. The small group of six were mainly focused on a new project called disaster.radio, a mesh network device powered by solar energy. Marc pitched the idea to hackers at the event and talked with interested newcomers. Meanwhile, […]
On Sunday, August 27th, 2017, we expanded the People’s Open network into the Glenview neighborhood of Oakland, CA. Perched on Park Blvd, overlooking Trestle Glen and the Grand Lake commercial district, this neighborhood provides plenty of sweeping sightlines of Oakland, Piedmont, and even across the Bay to San Francisco. The first node in the Glenview […]
On August 13, 2017, we had the first of our Sunday node mounts at Noisebridge, a sister hackerspace to Sudo Room, the home of Sudo Mesh. Located in the Mission District of San Franscico, CA, Noisebridge is an award-winning, do-acraticly oragnized, educationcal space whose motto is “Be excellent to one another”. Being my first time visiting […]
http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/05/15/wireless-mesh-network-internet This morning the People’s Open Network is featured in an NPR story on wireless mesh networks. Marc Juul from our team discusses our expansion plans and the possibility of long-range backbone links.
Today we installed mesh network nodes on 50th street in Temescal. We’re running the new firmware on two Western Digital MyNet N600s with two Ubiquiti Nanostation M2’s on the roof.
The Peoples Open Network continues to grow. Today we got a new mesh node installed on 42nd street with good signal strength up and down 42nd street and 43rd street near Telegraph: The new node owner:
On December 2nd, as soon as the purchase of the Omni Commons was finalized (!!!), I packed up my car and took off for the Standing Rock Sioux reservation (located about 1600 miles northwest) with a comrade to join the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Over the previous two months, I’d been looped into […]