MAZI means “together” in Greek. The Mazi project is developing a toolkit for building local, community wireless networks: MAZI Zones. We call this alternative technology Do-It-Yourself networking. It combines wireless technology, low-cost hardware, and free/libre/open source software (FLOSS) applications.

MAZI Zones will be easily deployed and configured based on a rich set of customization options and interdisciplinary knowledge.

The MAZI project includes four pilot studies, in Germany, Greece, Switzerland and the UK. These pilot studies will take into account different perspectives; technological, scientific, political and social.  Read more…

December 11, 2020

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MAZI was a Horizon2020 EU project, from 2016-2018. The partners of the project co-developed a toolkit, the MAZI toolkit that allows non-technical users to set-up local networks that operate independently of the public Internet. The ...

MAZI: In the top 5 Projects for Good

MAZI has been named as one of the top five world-changing Pi projects by Philip Colligan, CEO of the The Raspberry Pi Foundation. Writing in The MagPi, the official Raspberry Pi magazine, (see page 20) Colligan says that MAZI was one of the Pi projects that he saw on a recent visit to a Knowledge Makers event at the Open University. The UK Open University is one of the consortium partners in the MAZI project.


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