That's 4 pm in New Zealand and 5 pm in Hawaii.
Install mumble at least 15 minutes before the call, and use headphones.
configure it to push-to-talk mode
Hey disaster.radio peoples!
Some of you maybe unaware, but SudoMesh/PeoplesOpen is hosting another Build Your Own Internet (BYOI) Workshop on Saturday, Jan 27th 2-5pm at the Omni Commons. We've planned for disaster.radio to have table at the event. I was hoping to confirm a few willing volunteers to work to the table and talk to people about the project. We're expecting to have almost 100 people in attendance, so we'll need all the help we can get. I will be at the event, but may be busy with other organizational tasks and plan on working a table for buildyourowninter.net (http://buildyourowninter.net).
I'm hoping to prepare stuff for the disaster.radio table this Monday night at Sudoroom. I'm hoping to have a working demo of the chat app running during the workshop. It still needs to be tested, but we could "hide" some of the disaster.radio prototypes around the Omni Ballroom, so people could connect to them and broadcast a message to all the other disaster.nodes. In the event that the prototypes are not ready, we can show the simulated chat app or maybe the network simulator that Juul has been hacking on.
If anyone is interested in volunteering or helping prepare, feel free to respond to this thread or email me directly.
Stuff we may need:
* An extra projector
* An open computer to connect to projector
* More working disaster.radio prototypes? (I currently have 4 working prototypes, not sure how many more we have parts for)
* Rando electronics parts/equipment to layout on the table
* More stickers printed and cut (some designs can be found https://github.com/sudomesh/propaganda/tree/master/stickers)
* A short blurb about the project for the event program (I'm currently using a sentence or two from the website)
Anyway, hope to see some of you at the workshop. More info about the workshop can be found at peoplesopen.net/workshop (https://peoplesopen.net/workshop).
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The last doodle did not have the time (only the date) for the call.
The date is set for Monday January 29th. noffle made a new doodle. Fill in
which times work for you:
So thinking about the limitations of mesh networks in general, and wondering how your LoRa network would scale.
I'm guessing that in common with WiFi mesh reducing the traffic would help, particularly if you ended up with a fairly high node density and a well-used & congested network.
So I was wondering if it would be possible to pass off local traffic to a WiFi mesh? (Run on the same hardware) So if I want to communicate with my neighbour two streets away it goes over WiFi, if it's someone on the other side of town it would go over LoRa?
In this implementation: https://gitlab.com/BlackEdder/painlessMesh/wikis/home
"painlessMesh does not create a TCP/IP network of nodes. Rather each of the nodes is uniquely identified by its 32bit chipId which is retrieved from the esp8266/esp32 using the system_get_chip_id() call in the SDK. Every node will have a unique number. Messages can either be broadcast to all of the nodes on the mesh, or sent specifically to an individual node which is identified by its `nodeId."
So could the node could look in its list of connections: https://gitlab.com/BlackEdder/painlessMesh/wikis/home
If it has a route over WiFi then send the packet that way, if there is no route over WiFi (Or it's more than X hops away) then broadcast it over the LoRa interface instead.
I'm guessing this long range mode is incompatible with the 'Painless mesh' but it could be interesting to look at that too.
I guess using wifi & LoRa would have power implications?
noffle started a doodle last week on patchwork for scheduling up our next
please mark which days you're available the last week of january!
- Minutes from Call #1
- Minutes from Call #2
- DisasterRadio NSF/Mozilla WINS Grant Submission Draft
Action Items from last call:
- @juul <@22YV3HX/BGClXH49ZebkcepqRpj7a9f5s0ddwhDSfxk=.ed25519>:
technical documentation [done], fix chat bugs [?], video production [done[
** keep libraries small (esp8266). cap of 2-3 MB on device, bundle
should be less than 100 KB, ideally less. Need to test load speed
circuitboard finalized and hopefully ordered [done:
- @noffle <@C3iYh/12sO1uvKq1KcZXLFxSySzxOkHxXN8rtNB5MGA=.ed25519>: read
documentation, try chat app [?]
- @Piet <@U5GvOKP/YUza9k53DSXxT0mk3PIrnyAmessvNfZl5E0=.ed25519>: get
kicad going, look at the designs [?]
- sierk: graphics and website, help with video [done]
- @cel <@f/6sQ6d2CMxRUhLpspgGIulDxDCwYD7DzFzPNr7u5AU=.ed25519>: get the
web app working, think about ssb over the protocol
- @tunabananas: finish the 501c3 application this week [done, and status
approved!], shift to storytelling use cases [MORE TODO], hack on submission
questions text [done]
- @mix <@ye+QM09iPcDJD6YvQYjoQc7sLF/IFhmNbEqgdzQo3lQ=.ed25519>: get web
app working, review / feedback on any writing [?]
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