The Geekcorps CanTV (TV over Wi-Fi) how-tos and more…

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“In the village of Bourem Inaly, Mali there are over 120 television sets powered by 12-volt car batteries, but there is almost nothing to watch. With its CanTV project, Geekcorps has helped the local radio station stream video content to the local community over WiFi & The radio station, which rents these units out, benefits from a new monthly revenue stream while the villagers benefit with an improved source of news and entertainment. One goal of the CanTV project is to make it possible to build the CanTV receivers or TV cantennas (antennas built with cans) using locally using locally available parts, with the exception of the $25 audio/video receiver currently imported from Canada.”Link.

Related:

  • How to make a Geekcorps’ CanTV video (low resolution) – Link.
  • How to make a Geekcorps’ CanTV video (high resolution) – Link.
  • DIY Geekcorps CanTV Guide (English) (1MB PDF) – Link.

6 thoughts on “The Geekcorps CanTV (TV over Wi-Fi) how-tos and more…

  1. They say that it is a commercial TV reciever, I think the idea is that they are using “cantenna technology” as the antenna.

    For using some pretty ghetto materials, the end result looks very nicely packaged!

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