Geekcorps Can TV

November 20, 2006 Off By leigh

The Geekcorps is a volunteer project to transfer technical knowledge into the third world, typically Africa. Courtesy of Jordan, they’ve updated the old trick of building unidirectional WiFi antennae out of Pringles cans into a method of supplying local video broadcasting, dubbed the CanTV.

The key thing to note is this is bidirectional media, it’s straightforward to turn receivers into transmitters, so we don’t just saturate the third world with first world images, we provide a base to shoehorn development and narrow the digital divide. Go geekcorps.