The Things Network New York (https://thethings.nyc) uses donated funds to deploy gateways covering all areas of the community (focusing especially on economically and environmentally challenged areas), to run servers, to educate and train users, and to cover the necessary operating costs of running a 501(c)(3). Because of the low cost of devices and gateways, even a small donation can help us provide training devices to students, deploy a gateway at a school, or support our attendance at hackathons and other community events. Larger donations will help us to rapidly scale out the network.
Help build a local, community owned, community controlled alternative network for remote sensing in smart cities.
Remote sensing with The Things Network can transform how communities respond to pollution, extreme weather events, global warming, and environmental justice, by empowering communities and citizens groups to get their own data and tell their own stories. Unlike 5G, we need nobody’s permission, nor must we sell advertisements, give up our data, or depend on the kindness of large corporations in order to get meaningful, actionable information.
This is an opportunity to invest in the future, to make a meaningful difference in who can gather data, and who will own that data, in our communities.
Your donation will immediately help:
$40 pays for the electronics for one indoor air-pollution sensor
$150 pays for three high-accuracy temperature/humidity sensors for residential comfort studies
$300 pays for a year of servers and cloud infrastructure for running the network
$500 pays for an outdoor gateway covering up to one thousand people
Today is #GivingTuesday . In the makers/electronics/engineering community we all have something we can give, our time, our talents, our code, our designs, and today we’re celebrating companies and organizations that help make this happen. We’re also celebrating organizations and people that could use your help to keep their efforts going.
We’ll be posting all day with some #GivingTuesday ideas to consider, post yours and we’ll help get the word out.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.
It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.