The OLPC XO laptop uses a mesh network that can connect laptops locally even without an internet connection. This interactive simulation allows people to discover how the mesh network works.
To use: Click on Laptops to activate and connect.
Blue lines represent connections between laptops.
Red lines represent connection to the global internet. Line thickness and intensity describe signal strength. Move laptops to observe changes in signal.
Concept and design: Rebecca Allen
Software design: Aaron Koblin