• Mesh Node Software Releases

    Released Prototype v0.2 with new features and support for more single-board computers. Mesh Orange, a Debian-based system image, matured to become the operating system for our Peer-to-Peer Internet workshops and pre-compiled images are available.

  • Peer-to-Peer Internet Workshops

    First day of a six-module workshop series at the Toronto Public Library, where participants experimented with peer-to-peer applications over a physical mesh network. The workshops used our open-source syllabus created by Toronto Mesh volunteers.

  • 34th Chaos Communication Congress

    Members went to 34C3 in Leipzig and a few of us presented DIY Networks in Toronto at the Freifunk Open Infrastructure Stage, where community network enthusiasts gathered.

  • Winter Antenna Test

    Ran a month-long field test of Ubiquiti LiteBeam ac directional antennas in order to determine how a long distance link will behave over a prolonged time in the Canadian climate. Our Results

  • First Multi-Hop Wireless Test

    Deployed a multi-hop wireless network using our prototype nodes. We documented our findings on how well a wireless mesh works over a connection spread across a larger area.

  • Prototype Release v0.1

    Released mesh node install script v0.1, which supports Raspbian “Stretch” and some Armbian boards.

  • 2017 Maker Festival

    We presented tomesh.mini at Maker Festival Extravaganza 2017! Check out the board materials and code.

  • State of Our Networks 2017

    We hosted over 40 attendees for a full-day of workshops, presentations, and conversations at State of Our Networks, you can read our recap of how the day went!

  • Radical Networks, NY

    Toronto Mesh attended Radical Networks and presented a talk titled Toronto’s DIY Networks Ecology, exploring the rich history of DIY networks in Toronto.

  • Field Test Antennas

    We field tested Ubiquiti LiteBeam ac directional antennas at Tommy Thompson park, in order to determine the feasibility of using them for multi-kilometre mesh links, and recorded our findings.

  • First Virtual Mesh

    We hosted the first of our bi-weekly Virtual Mesh Hack Nights, where we mesh over existing internet infrastructure to form a virtual mesh network, a transitionary step towards a physical mesh.

  • Built our First Mesh Nodes

    Toronto Mesh hosted a free, public Build a Mesh Node workshop to get members up and running with a our first working nodes.

  • Connected with NYCmesh at HOPE

    A contingent of Toronto Mesh people went down to New York for Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) XI and connected with NYCmesh and other US and international mesh projects!

  • 2016 Maker Festival

    We built and demonstrated tomesh.mini, a game to explain mesh networking, at the Maker Festival Extravaganza! You can check out the board materials and code.

  • Hardware Prototype Validation

    We tested meshing indoors with our first Raspberry Pi-based prototype, covering multiple floors of the Bahen Centre at the University of Toronto!

  • First Community Meeting

    Toronto Mesh held our first community meeting, established the first roadmap, and planned for the first six months of the project, all of which we captured in our meeting notes.

  • Sowing Seeds at Civic Tech

    Preliminary conversations about mesh networking happened at CivicTechTO, a community for people “interested in better understanding and finding solutions to civic challenges through technology, design or other means.”

  • Radical Networks, NY

    Toronto-based people presented at the Radical Networks conference in New York and discussed mesh networking opportunities in Toronto.

  • Hyperboria

    Toronto involvement as part of the global community formed around the cjdns mesh network–Hyperboria.