doctorow at February 25th, 2014 18:01 — #1
thaumatechnicia at February 25th, 2014 19:58 — #2
That looks like repurposed TP-Link MR3020 - clicks link - YES!
There's dude in China whose selling WR703n's with double the RAM compared to the factory version. Search on Ebay for "WR-703n 64MB SLBoat".
You can then load Grugq's PORTAL software to use when you're feeling justifiably paranoid. Y'know, for when you're travelling in totalitarian states...say, the US of A.
crenquis at February 25th, 2014 20:39 — #3
It would be nice to have Librarybox also work on some open hardware like the Mesh Potato folks are putting together:
Mesh Potato 2.0 - Basic Edition - Mesh Potatoes
Here are the full design files and firmware:
Dragino Download Server ./downloads/motherboards/ms14/
The MP2 might actually be compatible since I think that the MP folks used a WR703n as their "development device"
tac at February 25th, 2014 20:58 — #4
I checked, and I still halped!
Looking forward to getting my hands on mine and putting it to the test.
griffey at February 25th, 2014 21:50 — #5
Thanks for the pointer...I am looking at open hardware options now, hoping for some funding to be able to work towards that. This is the definition of a shoestring open source project, so I'm scraping funding as I can. But yes, having the whole stack be open source is a goal.
griffey at February 25th, 2014 21:53 — #6
We're using a handful of OpenWRT compatible TP-Link routers, but the MR3020 is my fav. So many uses!
anansi133 at February 25th, 2014 23:14 — #7
Been wanting to homebrew one of these out of thrift store routers and RasPi. What would really be awesome, would be a 'speakeasy' version, that doesn't announce itself unless you know the secret door-knock.
crenquis at February 25th, 2014 23:27 — #8
A mesh potato library box could create a nice decentralized telecom system for a village - voice and data..
kslattery at February 26th, 2014 01:36 — #9
How is this better/different than a Pirate Box? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PirateBox
tac at February 26th, 2014 02:50 — #10
The word library.
Its had more DevTime on it, and added more features.
ffabian at February 26th, 2014 05:35 — #11
As I understand it the Librarybox is some sort of limited piratebox. You can download content but not upload and is therefore more palatable to the public ('cause perception: pirate=bad).
griffey at March 1st, 2014 10:28 — #12
It's a fork of Piratebox, with the Kickstarter-funded v2.0 development doing a lot of code work that ended up rolling back into the Piratebox project itself (specifically the install process). The underlying codebase is the same, with customizations for UI and a few pieces of special sauce (statistics!)....
doctorow at March 2nd, 2014 18:01 — #13
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