Hey guys - I am an occasional maker and more often community organizer who is doing a ton of work with regards to Sandy response. So much of NYC is out of power - I wonder if Mintyboosts would be useful/efficient one-time chargers to get down to the people in need for their phones, etc. In this weird post-POTS land we live in, a lot of people are completely out of touch/standing on line endlessly to charge their phones.
I am thinking the best way to distribute would be to get made kits to CAAAV, which is doing amazing work on the LES/Chinatown in NYC.
This is just a rough idea - I am working with a friend of mine who is ITP-connected to see if there are any willing solderers with supplies. Totally excited and open to folks with other ideas.
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