Openpattern modular routing platform

Abstract

The last developments of the home gateways, DSL-boxes, off-the-shelf wireless routers, wireless communities initiatives have brought a great number of network hardware to the home.
These different developments have been followed by different initiatives of ”hacking the box” to be able to flash this specific hardware with open-source firmware resulting from the contribution of several open-source developers (OpenWrt, Freifunk…). Due to the lack of ”open hardware” off-the- shelf available to adjust the platform to the home- networking (and networking) applications, OpenPattern is a project to develop such a hardware based on the inputs from the past initiatives and bringing a box based on an open hardware (i.e. open specifications of the targeted hardware), using a motherboard and able to receive daughterboards to expand the hardware features.

Video

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