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Next steps for MeshPoint - sky is only the limit...

A project log for MeshPoint - wifi router for humanitarian crisis

Autonomous, smart, wifi mesh router which is easy to use by humanitarian NGO first responders during humanitarian or natural disasters.

Valent TurkovicValent Turkovic 10/21/2017 at 13:531 Comment

So what will be next steps for MeshPoint?

We need to reduce size of solar mppt charger/battery management PCB and integrate it into MeshPoint case with batteries.

But we are also looking into what are other use cases for MeshPoint so we partnered with Hexaworx drone engineering company to create drone for crisis situations.

Here is MeshPoint Hexaworx drone maiden flight and few photos. 

We managed to establish wifi link 1km away without problems on first try. In out next test we will do 5km and 10km range tests.

Deploying MeshPoint Hexaworx drone
Deploying MeshPoint Hexaworx drone
Final per flight checks
Final per flight checks
Final per flight checks
Final per flight checks
Our open source mppt solar and battery charge controller
Our open source mppt solar and battery charge controller
Fly little birdie, fly...
Fly little birdie, fly...

Discussions

James Hall wrote 10/26/2017 at 18:14 point

Is that drone tethered to your power source on the ground? Interesting...

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