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http://tidepools.co

For the latest version/thesis/video of TidePools.

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In the section on “Mesh as a Way to Connect Communities and Provide Local Services”

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/publications/2012/public_networks_for_public_safety

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The clear, warm day yesterday was a great time to ascend a rather tall rooftop in Red Hook to install a new nanostation to beam connectivity to Coffey Park and (theoretically, the Trip Towers as well, based on line of sight). It was quite windy up there, and of course the ladders were old, rusted and wobbly :)


From the little tower on top of the roof.


Stringing down the cat5e cable from the little tower on top of the roof and over the side to a window halfway down the building (of course we strung this cleaner around the side to avoid people tripping over it).


We setup the little plug server and router behind a cupboard.

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A first stab at an over illustrative map example, trying to get a strong visual approach before adding too much functionality.

Used Craftmap to prototype a quick mapping interface, with Announcements tagged as geo-locations with arrows

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On the roof of RHI with Tony and Becky, replacing a broken antenna.

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temporary…too fast/not well done for now.

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The first version of the interface is a placeholder site, with a simple image that represents Red Hook (The “R” billboard), with news & announcements, followed by a free form shoutbox that asks different questions for feedback from the community that uses the network (“What do you think of the project?” which garnered a wide range of responses, not all positive. The current question is “Do you have any ideas for local websites or apps that would benefit Red Hook residents?”

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Thesis Journal

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Thesis Proposal Presentation

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