If the protagonists in the book Little Brother had access to a low-power mesh network, they may have been able to avert the DHS. In reality, mesh networking could help organize protests like what occurred during the Arab Spring–helping citizens to peacefully participate in an effective manner, by leveraging the self-healing and spontaneous nature of mesh networks.
Pinoccios are tiny wireless microcontrollers for makers and DIY enthusiasts. They make it easy to connect physical things to each other and to the web. Pinoccios can connect wirelessly to each other and to the Internet, and with them you can build your own sensor networks, home automation, or UAV and robotics projects.
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