INTELich wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:42 pm
I am a beginner with the Raspberry Pi. I now have a 4 b and I want to use it as a wifi library at a school I am running in Africa. I want to load it with book resources and maybe short videos and then create a wifi hotspot for students to access these resources with their phones or tablets. I don't have access to the internet there so it wouldn't be on the web but more like a local network without the cables. Is this possible? If so, what are the steps I would need to take. Thanks
I'm in Canada helping out with and Orphanage in Uganda. I've been researching for a project idea... for you I was wondering why don't you get a MiFi unit from a provider (they are about 60 to 90 dollars) and set up a network that way. Then you could download your videos into your Rpi using the browser, and share that data on the local network.
An interesting pricing thing I found with MTN, they are selling "night shift" data for really cheap. So if you save your downloading to between midnight and 6 am the cost savings would be a game changer.
I'm actually wondering if I can gather video data during the day locally at the orphanage and then transmit it later during night shift. Kind of like a delayed video call device. Put it on a robot and it can be a helpful little droid. Help me obi-wan!