Cambridge Port Pilot -- Slow and Steady
Published on September 8, 2020 by James Vorderbruggen

Summer Update

It's been a long, socially distanced summer, but we've still found ways to mesh. Since last update we've:

  • Started work on a 6-node pilot in Cambridge Port. While this project has taken a while to get off the ground, we've already installed software on 2 nodes and are working with a new volunteer on the next two. We plan to use this network as a test-bed for how our mesh nodes behave in the wild, and to build up our software/documentation.
  • Started running autoygg on our gateway server. This makes connecting mesh nodes to the Internet a bit easier, and we hope it will open up some opportunities to deploy more gateways more easily. If you are familiar with the Go programming language, we need your help expanding our gateway software!
  • Updated the wiki extensively. To support the Cambridge Port pilot and to help more volunteers build DIY mesh nodes, we've expanded our documentation a ton. If you have not yet set up a mesh node, have a look at the guide!

That's not a lot of bullet-points, but it's been plenty of work. Big thanks to @cure for his work on autoygg. Getting new nodes online is far simpler today than it was 6 months ago, and most of that is because of his efforts on this.

That's all for now. Stay safe out there, and I hope you'll join us at one of our virtual meetups soon.


James V