Toronto Meshnet – Mini Meshnet Game

We’re building an interactive game to teach how the internet and mesh networks work!

The game board and details will be laser cut out from plywood. The board will represent a map of 11 communities in Toronto. Each community will be represented by a cluster of LEDs and banana plug sockets. Players will be provided with cables with banana plugs that can be used to connect the different communities together in any network topology they choose, limited only by open plug slots and lengths of provided cabling. There will be a user control panel with:

1. Momentary push button labeled “Send broadcast”
2. Momentary push button labeled “Send encrypted message”
3. Dial to choose receiving community

The game will be powered by a raspberry pi. It will update LEDs on the board according to player moves.