OpenHazuki (the network for the people, by the people)

Nodes :: Lucy

Key facts about lucy:

Her hardware is a WRT54G, newly purchased model as of 30.10.2005.

She has a link to nanoha, the first ever Hazuki link. lucy<——>nanoha

She only has one radio, and therefore is only able to participate in one link. The lucy<——>nanoha link is a point-to-point long-distance link; she'll have a narrow beamwidth antenna attached.

She is under the current management of Raymond ("Cyanoacry") Jimenez, who lives somewhere in Southern California.

She is named after the character in Elfen Lied, a rather violent Japanese animation. She has pink-reddish hair, and is a Diclonius—a mutant of sorts with two small horns and telekinetic powers. This is what she looks like: Lucy from Elfen Lied

Here's a current picture of her, along with nanoha: Nanoha and Lucy

Oh, and on 2005.11.20, she received a dish to use:

Satellite Dish 1 Satellite Dish 2 Satellite Dish 3 Satellite Dish 4

Much thanks to dovac for providing the dish.

We managed to construct her and place her in a NEMA-certified box:

Preliminary Build 1

And we stuck said box and dish on a PVC pole (not metal, sadly) for demonstration and testing purposes.

Lucy w/ Dish on Pole Mounting Hardware

Here's a closeup of the internal setup. The red plug takes a wire with power over ethernet, and splits it out into data and a power cable. The board's mounted using some nylon spacers, and small nuts and bolts (It's been working rather well).

Lucy Interior

In the middle of construction, we hit a snag: We didn't have any pigtails to connect from the RP-TNC on the board to the RP-TNC connector on the cable. The cable wouldn't bend enough to permit us to run the cable directly from the hole to the connector on the board.

Owing to the hacky nature of the linksys boards, there was already a pigtail included. We just needed to saw it off of the PCB, and all was well:

Original Connector Partially Cut Totally Cut The end result: A free pigtail!

After getting that taken care of, we mounted our simple tin-can waveguide on a parabolic. Looks pretty monsterous. (I feel like I'm getting cancer when standing in front of that thing...)

Dish Hardware

Lucy now stands ready to be deployed in the field. Just need a mount and a metal pole, and we're set. (Need to do weatherproofing too, but that shouldn't be such a big issue—caulk here, electrical tape there, more rubber mastic and electrical tape...)

When coupled with another waveguide antenna on the other end, at point blank range, we were able to get signal levels of -5dB. Point blank being about 2-3 feet.

Mounted and Ready to Go

On 2006.02.18, lucy was mounted on top of cyanoacry's house.

Here are some pictures: (crappy quality due to cellphone camera)

Mounted. Mounted. Mounted. Mounted. Mounted. Mounted. Mounted. Mounted. Mounted. Mounted.

Allocations

IPv4 Allocations

AllocationPurpose
10.255.254.0/30lucy<——>nanoha (10.255.254.1)
10.255.224.0/29Router client network (only allocated for devices directly connected to lucy)

IPv6 Allocations

None at present.

ASN Allocations

Sub-ASN: 1