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.
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