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Create a decentralised, global display based on IPv6

Added by Nico Schottelius about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

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In Progress
Priority:
Normal
Target version:
-
Start date:
07/31/2019
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0%

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Description

Concept/idea

Create an afforable (sub $50) device that acts as a global distributed display. Users can send messages to it from anywhere (with IPv6) and the device will be identified with its location:

  • luchsingen.schottelius.org
  • linthal.ungleich.ch
  • diesbach.digitalglarus.ch
  • etc.

We might want to have one-or-more directory services that lists all devices.

A user can then either

  • write a message to the people at the place (probably using http post)
  • retrieve messages that where sent to the location (probably using http get)

Authentication should be very simple - maybe a random username/password that is displayed on the website of the device, something that lets any human but no bot easily participate.

Software

  • *nix, BSD, etc.
  • Webserver
  • maybe python/flask
  • program to write to the local LCD

Hardware

  • Something that connects by wifi
  • Something that can run Linux or BSD (to have a real IPv6 stack)

Possible hardware:

  • raspberry pi*
  • onion omega2
  • banana*
Actions #1

Updated by Nico Schottelius about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Description updated (diff)
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