Subnodes Workshop

Subnodes Workshop

01.02.2015 15:00
HKW - Foyer

Hands-on workshop. Create a mesh network with those around you using Raspberry Pis. Registration required (Deadline: Thu 29 January, 12:00 noon)

Hands on workshop
At Foyer Hub 3
Registration required (Deadline: Thu 29 January, 12:00 noon)

Created during Sarah Grant's Eyebeam residency, Subnodes is an open source initiative designed to streamline the process of setting up a Raspberry Pi as a mesh node and wireless access point for distributing content and sharing digital content to your immediate geographical location. The device behaves as a web server, creating its own local area network, but does not connect with the Internet. This provides full ownership and control of the technology that allows people to share and communicate freely, as well as maximizing the portability of the network (no dependability on an internet connection means the device can be taken and remain active anywhere).

This course will show you how to set up your Raspberry Pi as a BATMAN ADV mesh node, web server and wireless access point. We will also cover how to create a local area network with a captive portal for directing users to your chat app.
- Configure the Raspberry Pi with a wireless adapter as an Access Point
- Configure a web server running Node.js
- Deploy a simple chat application with Node.js
- Create a startup script that automatically boots up your network and node app on power up.

To join the workshop participants should bring:
1. Raspberry Pi Model B/B+ (with Node.js pre-installed and 8GB SD Card)
2. USB WiFi dongle (with RALink RT5370 chipset)
3. 700 mA 5V microusb power supply
4. laptop (with Ethernet Port or USB >> Ethernet adaptor)

Items 1-3 can also be purchased upon online registration as a kit for 65 euros.


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