How to Make a DIY Mini Cell Phone Tower Using Parts You Can Order Online @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
Great project from Matthew May and Brendan Harlow featured on Motherboard.
If you’re concerned about private communication, there are a growing number of options, like Signal and PGP. Or, if you’re two creative college kids, you could just build your own cell phone network.
Matthew May and Brendan Harlow are two recent graduates of Champlain College in Vermont where, this spring, they built a portable, mini cell network for a senior project. Though their device was just a prototype—it was able to connect phones no more than 60 feet apart—the design shows that it’s possible to build a functional, portable tower of your own for completely off-the-grid communications.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.