I went to Maker Festival today at the Newcastle Jockey Club and met Aidan and Graham. Had an awesome time at the festival and came away with some great ideas.
First on the agenda was the prospect of setting up some LoRa gateways in Beresfield and Redhead, as well as possibly Maitland.
But even more than that, I’m starting to play around with the idea of community sourcing the internet side of the gateways. The basic idea I had is to allow people to register a “slot” with the gateway and then set up their phone’s hotspot (or even a conventional router) with network details generated for that slot by the gateway, which it would then connect to (or fall back to when its current connection lapses).
What’re some thoughts on that?