Give to the project by donating a refugee hotspot to a group of refugees or help us pay bandwidth.
Buy the equipment, put it together yourself, and optionally 3D print the casing.
Follow the instructions from: https://github.com/RefugeeHotspot/RefugeeHotspot
The equipment that you will need:
Raspberry Pi 3
USB Y cable
Huawei E303 USB modem
Power adapter + cable
USB - micro USB Power cable (battery to Pi)
Micro SD card
sudo dd bs=4M if=[IMAGE FILE] of=[PATH TO SDCARD](where IMAGE FILE is probably something like ~/Downloads/refugee-hotspot-beta1.img and PATH TO SDCARD is probably something like: /dev/mmcblk0)
Buy a fully installed Refugee Hotspot including or excluding casing.
Buy a fully installed Refugee Hotspot - 175€.
data modem - 36€
cables and power adapter - 15€
2000mAH battery - 30€
casing - 20€
Raspberry Pi 3 - 48€
SD card - 7€
shipping cost - 20€
A mobile device to remove the obstacles that refugees face when it comes to access the Internet is being developed by The Internet Society Netherlands (ISOC-NL) in dialogue with refugee collectives in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
This device will provide connectivity in each of the collectives' physical locations and thanks to its battery will keep providing connectivity in the situation in which a collective is being evicted from their location.
The device can be taken into demonstrations, marches or specific actions. It will be possible to distribute files, images, statements and flyers wireless using the landing page.
We're aiming to deploy this device as wide as possible, starting with collectives in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
Our goal is to implement a critical and conscious use of technology tailored to the needs of the refugee and migrant collectives involved. The platform aims to use values of the free software and open source movements, as they resonate as necessary for the struggle towards a free and open society, and a free Internet available for everyone.
The Refugee Hotspot is built with Raspberry Pi 3, a 3G USB modem, and an SD card. It's powered over USB and usable with a battery pack. This makes it transportable.
We're working on a reproducible lasercut casing with Waag Society. We hope to have photos, instructions and the svg files up here soon.