After the earthquake in Chile on February 27, 2010, the country is held incommunicated and without electricity supply. The inefficiency of ICT destroys the promise of high technology to facilitate communication and exchange of information in times of disaster. The community sees the need to return to use the older method of transmission, the “radio station”.
Broadcast Project arises in order to reflect the dependence of society’s current telecommunications systems and conventional energy supply.
Thus, the objective of this project is to develop a mobile alternative to such systems, built with low- tech and DIY procedure, to interconnect to people within a limited scope and achieve autonomy in energy supply.
Portable wireless device that functions as sending and receiving FM radio wave. It feeds on the energy stored in its content (potatoes, lemons, tomatoes, etc.) and is supplied in the same context of movement (a market of fruits and vegetables).
Its operation can generate an internal network of wireless communications and may cover a radius of 10 meters.
This device, in form, arises from an investigation by the district technology, used to implement mobile commerce systems, mobile and clandestine, such as cars ready to sell fruit juice, kebabs, buns, candy, among other things. As a reinterpretation of these popular trading systems.
Broadcast Project, in its implementation as a system of short wave radio broadcast, is a reflection on information and communication technologies (ICT) in relation to current efficiency of low technology in times of disaster such as the earthquake occurred on February 27, 2010 in Chile, when communication systems stopped working and many areas were disconnected. However, rural people were able to establish contact via short-wave radios.
This work aims at obtaining energy from organic sources, exploring renewable and self-sustaining, independent to conventional power.
It is designed to run in the specific location of the central market and in any other supply market. Broadcast Project explores urban space through user interaction and community, through communication which can be established with the radio broadcast.
For this project we need to develop a storage system of energy derived from potatoes and improve radio transmission device.