CarolinaCon: Cool Antenna, Even Cooler Costumes

Recently, HacDC members The Doctor, Ben the Pyrate, and Haxwithaxe went to CarolinaCon in Raleigh, NC to present on Project Byzantium. The guys had a great time. “CarolinaCon is freaking awesome,” said Haxwithaxe, noting that Raleigh has a local computer chain store that sells 1m wide parabolic antennas for around $50.

In the below pictures you can see two different combinations of the Project Byzantium speakers holding their parabolic antenna.

(It should be noted that Ben the Pyrate and The Doctor won CarolinaCon’s non-existant costume contest.)

Curious about the parabolic antenna? That is a four foot wide parabolic reflector designed for use with 802.11 wi-fi.  The speakers picked it up to mess around with at the con, and
possibly apply to the Broadband Bridge mesh node project at HacDC.