Elektra Wagenrad is a philosopher (»The philosophy of non-thinking«) and engineer. She is also one of the founders of the German »Freifunk« community wireless network movement http://freifunk.net . Elektra lives in Berlin and develops hardware and software for wireless mesh networks and solar powered systems. She is one of the authors of the book “Wireless Networking in the Developing World” http://www.wndw.net. In 2006 she invented the B.A.T.M.A.N. mesh routing algorithm together with Thomas Lopatic and she has been working for the villagetelco project. www.villagetelco.org In recent years, she has been working on hardware prototypes for 802.11 mesh networks in TV-Whitespace channels. Elektra is developing an open-hardware TV-Whitespace converter RF-frontend for the Libre-Router.