The DePIN Library

  • Building The Next Generation of VO2 Masks

    In the ear­ly spring of 2023, I began inves­ti­gat­ing build­ing my own VO2 mask as an ama­teur ath­lete and pro­fes­sion­al tech enthu­si­ast. I stum­bled upon direc­tions to build one, which you can view here. Accord­ing to the orig­i­nal design­er, “The out­put includes con­tin­u­ous out­put of VO2, calo­ries con­sumed, vol­umes of expired gas, as well as…

  • A Rough Guide to Solar Powered Meshtastic Routers & Repeaters

    A Rough Guide to Solar Powered Meshtastic Routers & Repeaters

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    So you want to build and deploy a solar and bat­tery pow­ered Mesh­tas­tic router or repeater to help grow your local net­work’s cov­er­age? Let’s jump in! I know, I know, you just want to throw your new node in some tiny box with a solar pan­el the size of your palm glued on the cov­er, slap…

  • A Rough Guide to the Rabbit r1

    The Rab­bit r1 launched to great fan­fare on Jan­u­ary 9th, but nobody I knew real­ly under­stood what to use it for. It was one of those “Holy shit, that thing is rad, but..what does it do again?” moments. What is the r1? For my reg­u­lar read­ers, I’ll start with this: It has noth­ing to do…

  • Wingbits Optimization: Graphs1090 Plus

    Ok, so ya caught the Wing­bits bug and are will­ing to play the game just to see how good you can get? It’s fun to mess around with the Tar1090 tool (which I’ve cov­ered in a pre­vi­ous post) and see the pret­ty pic­tures, but…what about them numbers? Pret­ty clear­ly here we’re see­ing that Set­up 2…

  • Wingbits For The Advanced User: Tar1090

    Wingbits For The Advanced User: Tar1090

    I’ve writ­ten about the basics of Wing­bits in a recent post; if you haven’t read that yet or you’re new to the project, take about 7 min­utes and read through it; it’ll make the rest of this much eas­i­er to understand.  This is the first in a few of the “Advanced User Series” posts on…

  • A Rough Guide to Wingbits

    A Rough Guide to Wingbits

    I’ve been watch­ing Wing­bits for a while now. They’re a new DePIN reward­ing you for track­ing com­mer­cial and pri­vate planes, and some parts of the project remind me of the ear­ly days of Heli­um, back when I wrote the orig­i­nal Rough Guide for Heli­um. Wing­bits is a project that allows you to choose your hard­ware…

  • How To Use The Helium Bridge

    How To Use The Helium Bridge

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    So you’ve read the piece on the Heli­um Bridge and you want to use one to bring your favorite non-LoRaWAN sen­sor data onto the Heli­um Net­work? Rad! Let’s start off with the cur­rent lim­i­ta­tions, just so you don’t get all hot and both­ered then real­ize what you wan’t ain’t doable yet. Right now, it works “out…

  • The Helium Bridge — A Thousand New Sensors

    The Helium Bridge — A Thousand New Sensors

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    Once you’ve built the world’s largest LoRaWAN net­work, the next step is clear­ly to use it. Still, it can be hard to use a net­work that does­n’t yet have an absolute boat­load of sen­sors ready for it.  Part of this is the hard­ware lag cycle. It takes time to build hard­ware, and we’re just now get­ting…

  • How To Understand The GEODNET Token System

    How To Understand The GEODNET Token System

    A com­mon ques­tion with any DePIN project is: Where do all the tokens go? In GEODNET, 35% of all tokens emit­ted go to those of us deploy­ing GEODNET base sta­tions and pro­vid­ing cov­er­age. But what about the rest of the tokens? Where do they go? How many are there? How do you KNOW? Let’s start with…

  • How To Maximize GEODNET Staking

    How To Maximize GEODNET Staking

    How can you make the most of the new GEODNET stak­ing pro­gram? Stak­ing allows any­one to sig­nal that they want a min­er deployed in a cer­tain area. Stak­ing also offers larg­er rewards for both the stak­er and min­ers than a nor­mal deploy­ment. I’ll assume for now you know what GEODNET is; if not, hit this…