I just heard from those little rascals at Synapse Wireless. It seems that they are offering everyone the chance to win a free wireless networked propeller beanie (Click here to enter).
As you may recall, these little scamps (the folks at Synapse, not the propeller beanies) have been busily beavering away in their top-secret underground command bunker implementing CapNet -- the world's first wireless mesh network to be deployed in propeller beanies. CapNet will be unveiled for the very first time at DESIGN West 2013.
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I'd love to learn more about these beanies, Max. I have a propeller beanie, but it's acoustic. I can't even imagine a mesh network propeller beanie. If you see one in action, Max, do let us know about it.
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