Mesh Networking

Mesh networking components such as zigbee radios amongst others seem to enjoy a certain popularity amongst open source hardware advocates, even though they are often criticized for being hobbyist technology. The recent use mesh networks for the OLPC and third world low cost connectivity though has been an interesting sweet-spot in the deployment of the technology. With time such kits may provide an excellent means for low cost experimentation in schools for science education, alongside the popularity of robotics in education.

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