dialup.world is (currently) a three-line dial-up ISP!
At Futel, we believe in the preservation of public telephone hardware as a means of providing access to the agora for everybody, and toward that goal we are privileged to provide free telephone calls, voicemail, and telephone-mediated services. We do not judge the motivations of our users, or who they choose to call; if they don’t have someone to call, we can provide a presence on the other end. Denial of telephony services has long been a tactic used against undesirable populations, and our devices will counteract that. But more importantly, we will help to establish a new era of communication, one in which reaching out is not only desirable, but mandatory.
Based in Portland, OR.
Github repos here: https://github.com/kra
An open source 3d scanner built around multiple RasPi single board computers and an equal number of digital cameras (between 3 and 5, inclusive). This is a fairly complex build, definitely not for beginners.
An organization of hobbyists who run an alternative DNS network, also provides access to domains not administered by ICANN.
The Polyform Project is a group of experienced licensing lawyers and technologists developing simple, standardized, plain-language software source code licenses. Polyform aims to fill gaps in the menu of standardized software licenses, like non-commercial, trial, and small-business-only terms.
They're basically trying to do a modular Creative Commons-like license, but for software.
The BASIC Engine is a very low-cost single-board home computer with advanced 2D color graphics and sound capabilities, roughly comparable to late-1980s or early-1990s computers and video game consoles. It can be built at home without special skills or tools and using readily available components for under 10 Euros in parts, or mass-produced for even less.
An Open Streetmap effort to build maps of places that are underserved. Humanitarian effort to fill in the blanks where companies don't or won't reach.
How to use conductive ink and a capacitative interface kit to make a touch sensitive DJ controller that works with Linux.
How to build your own non-destructive book scanner to archive texts. Total cost: less than $300us. It's pretty speedy, too - on the order of 1200 pages per hour.
The DIYLILCNC is a fully functional, open source 3-axis CNC that you can build with basic tools and parts that can be locally sourced. The idea is that you develop a 3D design in a CAD application, put feedstock into the CNC, and print your design to it, and it cuts and grinds away everything but what your design is supposed to be. Total cost of construction is about $700us. You can download the plans and DXF template files from the website for free (they have a CC-BY-SA license).
Where and how to download mirrors of Wikipedia (or any of the Wikimedia projects, for that matter). You can put the copies up someplace to set up mirrors, put up local copies, archive them, give them to people, set up your own instance, use it for research...
lowRISC is an open source RISC-based system-on-a-chip and accompanying development board. Based on the 64-bit RISC-V instruction set and architecture. Designed to be a fully open source and very low cost general purpose computer.
CellF is the world’s first neural synthesiser. Its “brain” is made of biological neural networks that grow in a Petri dish and controls in real time it’s “body” that is made of an array of analogue modular synthesizers that work in synergy with it and play with human musicians. It is a completely autonomous instrument that consists of a neural network that is bio-engineered from my own cells that control a custom-built synthesizer. There is no programming or computers involved, only biological matter and analogue circuits; a ‘wet-analogue’ instrument.
OpenStreetmap wiki page on making custom layers for the map itself. Say, locations of amateur radio repeaters. project
website for a project that teaches you how to build a weather monitoring station using a raspi and a couple of sensors. citizenscience environment howto FOSS
A movement and meta project for double entry accounting using plain text. Aims to be simple and as easy to do as possible. Links to many implementations of this data format. Exportable and importable.
The Github project page of Email-Searcher, the search engine Anonymous wrote to index and search the HBGary e-mail archive. This search engine could be easily applied to any other large volume of e-mail, from personal ~/Maildir directories to mailing list archives. Requires LAMP.
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