This impressive build by a group of Northeastern University engineering students is an all-terrain tank capable of deploying a multi-node Wi-Fi network in extremely adverse conditions–it’ll be just the thing to have on hand for your post-apocalyptic LAN parties.
Check out the video below to see a montage of the build process and the end result:
Awesome tank-fabrication aside, the project has a rather neat element. The operator boots up the tank and a Wi-Fi enabled control tablet to establish the first segment of the network. They can then control the tank via the first Wi-Fi link and use the tank to recon ahead and deploy Wi-Fi repeaters right off the back of the tank to continue extending the network.
Hit up the link below to read more about the project.
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- Published 07/26/12