PeachCloud

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a team working on solarpunk social hardware with Scuttlebutt

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$200 USD / month

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Mix Irving

$150 USD since Jun 2019

2
Martin G

$145 USD since Mar 2019

3
Krispin Schulz

$140 USD since Sep 2019

4
Sean Billig

$100 USD since Feb 2019

5
Anders Rune Jensen

$50 USD since Apr 2019

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Daan Wynen

$40 USD since Aug 2019

7
Seán

$40 USD since May 2020

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noffle

$21 USD since Jun 2019

9
Andrew Chou

$16 USD since Feb 2020

10
Incognito

$5 USD since Oct 2020

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1
ACCESS

$4k USD since Jul 2019

2
blockades.org

$500 USD since Jun 2019

3
debricked AB

$100 USD since Dec 2019

What's new with PeachCloud

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May - June 2020 Update

Solarpunk social hardware with ScuttlebuttWarm greetings from the PeachCloud team! This update is a 2-for-1, covering progress made in May and June. Thank you to all of our kind peers who support and have supported PeachCloud on our journey...
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Published on July 9, 2020 by glyph

February - April 2020 Update

Solarpunk social hardware with ScuttlebuttGreetings from the PeachCloud team! This update is a 3-for-1, covering progress made in February, March and April. First off, a hearty thanks to all of our contributors - past and present - and
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Published on May 1, 2020 by glyph

December & January 2020 Update

Solarpunk social hardware with ScuttlebuttHere we are in 2020, another trip around the Sun complete! This update marks approximately one year since @glyph joined the PeachCloud project and started working with @Mikey to bring solarpunk s...
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Published on February 10, 2020 by glyph

Budget

See how money openly circulates through PeachCloud. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Peachcloud Hardware (Pi Model 3 B+, DS3231 RTC, Adafruit ...

by Max Fowler10/19/2020

-$94.57USD
Paid
Receipt #26591

Monthly financial contribution to PeachCloud

from Incognito10/17/2020

+$5.00USD
Completed

Monthly financial contribution to PeachCloud (Supporter)

from Krispin Schulz10/1/2020

+$10.00USD
Completed

Today’s balance

$229.34 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $719.99 USD

PeachCloud is all of us

Our contributors 17

Everyone who has supported PeachCloud. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

glyph
Admin
ACCESS
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$3,530 USD

blockades.org
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$500 USD

we're from https://twitter.com/CoBoxCoop dweb is a village so support your surrounding flora and fauna and friendly neighborhood mycelia

Mix Irving
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$150 USD

Heck yes, I'm so excited about this project

Martin G
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$145 USD

Supporter

Krispin Schulz
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$140 USD

Support the p2p world to develop a resilient society!

Sean Billig
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$100 USD

debricked AB
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Total contributions

$100 USD

Anders Rune J...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$50 USD

Daan Wynen
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$40 USD

Seán
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$40 USD

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About

the PeachCloud team is working on a hardware device for Scuttlebutt that will facilitate peer-to-peer communication across your social networks.

we aim to bring (cloud) computing back into the home as a friendly and accessible Raspberry Pi-powered device - enabling more local social and economic networks to flourish without a dependence on corporations who profit from being in the middle of your inter-personal conversations, and providing re-usable modular infrastructure to support a future of useful and adaptable home computing in your ever-evolving lifestyle.

principles

  • the system is a root system for your social network
  • center your home as a data network of social and economic activity
  • increase surface area for nutrient acquisition and distribution
  • facilitate real-time media-rich interactions
  • store your favorite niche content
  • transport your data with you as you move locations
  • reduce dependence on external networks, external data centers, etc
  • the system is a teacher to guide you on your journey
  • invite less-technical people to become more technical
  • be simple on the surface, powerful under the hood
    • example: more like excel spreadsheets, less like apple interfaces
  • embody the underlying system in the interface, expose the internals
  • friendly automation
  • your personal robot friend, your home computer
  • no surprises, any automation should be upfront and clear
  • be helpful, but don't try to guess what the user wants
  • give the user the power-tools to automate their own desires
  • accessible to contributors
  • modules are well-documented
  • code follows best practices
  • focus on being accessible and maintainable, not being clever and complicated
  • focus on being boring and just working, not being shiny and perfect
  • provide an opinionated foundation to build flexible ecosystem
  • living culture builds living tech, not the other way around
  • peer production as a deployment strategy

roadmap

in order to release a minimum viable PeachCloud device, we will be working to solve the following problems:

  • how to bring the cloud to your home
  • how to discover the Peach as a wireless access point and connect it to your home network
  • how to setup your Peach to be accessible over the internet using dynamic DNS
  • how to handle hot-plugging USB storage devices used to store your data
  • how to interface with the Peach as a physical device and as an internet-connected device
  • how to build a scalable pattern of Debian-packaged micro-services that each do one thing well
  • how to keep time with a real-time clock
  • how to connect your social network
  • how to invite your friends
  • how to monitor data usage, by you and your friends