April 27, 2012

Is Open Hardware Creating a More Open World?

International science grid this week covers some open hardware projects. "The Village Telco project has created a cheap and partially open-source device, with a range of between 300 and 400 meters, that enables anyone to communicate freely over a Wi-Fi network using a phone. The device is called a Mesh Potato. “We weren't thinking that much about open hardware when we started. Our priority was simply creating affordable access in Africa,” said Stephen Song, who founded the project." (Thanks to Paul Wise)

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