I was attempting to learn more about LN and came across the article Connect to Lightning for Free.
I made a graphic of my interpretation of the instructions.
In the article, the suggestion is made that the nodes 1, 2 and 3 connect to the user's own (main) Lightning Node. The purpose of this exercise is for Nodes 1, 2, and 3 to "gain access to the Lightning Network" altogether.
I was wondering if this would not be an exercise of futility (since the channels are funded with such small amounts).