The phone box has had the phone equipment removed.
Could you offer free wifi from the phone box? Having been in the Italian lakes recently, many communities used poster sites and public info points to offer free wifi where users had to sign on with a page containing information on the local area and businesses. I’m sure the high street businesses may be willing to sponsor the equipment and Internet connection in return
Sorry for the delay in replying. There’s been a bit of a hiatus with the project. Great idea about the WiFi hub but I’m not sure technically how it could work – especially now that it’s all been disconnected – but I think it’s well worth further investigation. I’m just about to write a post about a related idea.
You could probably use wifi hardware to bridge to an internet connection elsewhere and provide the hotspot functionality – e.g. an adsl connection in a nearby flat / business. Have a chat with the folk at the Edinburgh Hacklab – they could help and can probably also advise on any AV / electronics you may be interested in
Thanks Tim. I’ll try and do that this week.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change )
Connecting to %s
Notify me of new comments via email.
Notify me of new posts via email.
Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Join 585 other followers