Joe Malik from G1NBC called the other day and wanted to stop by the Ypsi Food Coop and make a video about the SolarYpsi project. Joe spent about an hour at the Coop and edited this video which you can see on YouTube and/or the SolarYpsi presentation page. It’s a bit long at 27 minutes, but goes over a lot of details about solar power.
Speaking of videos, The Google search ad video about SolarYpsi is creeping up on a 1/4 million hits. Pretty amazing for our little solar project.
The next time you are hanging out in Ypsilanti’s Frog Island, bring your laptop and connect to WirelessYpsi. About a month ago SolarYpsi and WirelessYpsi teamed up to install a solar power wireless internet radio on a pole on the North end of Frog Island. It is located at the North end of the community gardens. The radio at the top of the pole is powered by a small battery inside the box and recharged by the solar panel beneath it. When someone connects to WirelessYpsi, their laptop will connect to this radio and it will relay the signal to other WirelessYpsi radios until it finds a gateway radio to connect it to the internet. You can see some installation pictures on the installation page under WirelessYpsi Solar Radio. Thanks to Steve Pierce from HDL and WirelessYpsi for funding this project.