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Hackertron is going to be the first generation of Mobile Hacker Center on wheels. The home base is going to be at Noisebridge. The project is open to collaborators, and is mainly inspired by the Hackerbus project of Johannes Grenzfurthner and Dave Dempsey (Hackbus Project)

Looking down the road at the economy/etc, this bus could follow a route around the US (Americas) between cities and rural areas shuttling hackers around the country. The bus could also go to areas in *need* of hackerspaces and plant seeds.

Planning Suggestions

  • Get a donation of “something on wheels” with not completely horrible gas mileage
  • Equip it on a basic level to be able to be able to be on the road for a few weeks to a few months and be still a comfortable place to live in. Some games may help, but a foosball table is far too big.
  • Make an official launch on a Launching party on December 30th 2010!
  • Tour hacker spaces in USA for few weeks and hit South of Mexico to help to build up hacker center in Tzajala, Chiapas for few weeks in February.

A Bit of Structure

  • The Goals

- spread the hacker open source movement in urban and rural areas by presentations, workshops etc. - connect existing hacker centers and strengthen hacker community by more frequent personal interactions - back up presentation and workshop potential on conferences by having a base present - generate resources by promotional activities to strengthen the hackmobile fleet and the hacker spaces - have a awesome time on the road doing what you are suppose to do and doing it together

  • Suggested Parts of Hackmobile - Structure

software lab person preparing proposal: going to be asked -

electronic lab person preparing proposal: going to be asked -

food&beverage lab person preparing proposal: Frantisek Algoldor Apfelbeck, Noisebridge;

communication and security person preparing proposal: going to be asked -

general utility structures person preparing proposal: going to be asked -

  • Promotional Part

Drawn/Comic Graphic and animations person preparing proposal: going to be asked -

Photo Art person preparing proposal: going to be asked -

Music person preparing proposal: going to be asked -

Video person preparing proposal: going to be asked -

Project Coordinator - Frantisek Algoldor Apfelbeck

  • How to do it

Person preparing proposal: Frantisek Apfelbeck; going to be asked -

Project Meeting at Noisebridge at 21:00 on Tuesday 11/9/2010

Wish List

We would love to get these things:

Car/truck/van of more or less these dimensions:

Smaller = Camper Van




Bit Bigger = RV Toyota Dolphin

Ideas, recommendations etc.

  • have a food hacking corner
  • have an artificial robotic or android member of crew

Do you want to be a crew? When to meet? What to hack? To whom to talk to? Budget (smaller=better)? Posting on craigslist? And many others.

I'm looking forward for discussion of this project and to do some cool hacking.


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