Sunverge Energy, Inc., a leading provider of smart distributed energy storage systems, has donated more than $80,000 in equipment to the Bloomington-based nonprofit Bloominglabs, the first makerspace founded in Indiana.

The donated Sunverge embedded computers will be used in Bloominglabs’ community partnership programs, which provide learning and maker activities to community groups including Bloomington-based children’s museum WonderLab and the Monroe County Public Library (MCPL). At the library, Bloominglabs hosts a monthly Hack Night where the public is allowed to drop in and work with computer and electronic equipment provided by the library while Bloominglabs members provide expertise and guidance.

The Sunverge equipment will be used to create nodes in a peer-to-peer alternative internet called MeshNet (projectmeshnet.org), a new security system designed by Bloominglabs members, and a host of other educational and creative projects.

If your makerspace or hackerspace is interested in learning more about the Sunverge donation, please contact Bloominglabs at contact@bloominglabs.org.