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Democratic Sendcomm

[Democratic Sendcomm]

Cheap but performant open hardware LoRa device for educational purposes.

Democratic Sendcomm aims to build an easy to use (like Micro:Bit or Raspberry Pi) connected telemetry appliance with just enough configurability to teach democratic communication while keeping the learning curve flat. It would deliver open hardware licenced (CERN HW license) design of cheap yet high performance LoRaWAN devices. Requirements include or resemble functions of Tor's Atlas project while design resembles that of typical Physical Web beacons. The communication technology is subgigaherz LoRa and IP networked LoRaWAN.

At its developer core, the project aims to provide research access and resources to the academic an open source communities. It's wider reach extends to young students in schools as well as hobby makers worldwide (such as hackerspaces).

The project should include all documents needed for device production (schematic, layout, Gerber files, instructions).

The project is developed by M. Schloh von Bennewitz.

Jointly supported by:

Vietsch Foundation
NLnet foundation

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