doctorow — 2014-02-25T18:01:16-05:00 — #1
thaumatechnicia — 2014-02-25T19:58:34-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-25T20:39:46-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-25T20:58:50-05:00 — #4
I checked, and I still halped!
Looking forward to getting my hands on mine and putting it to the test.
griffey — 2014-02-25T21:50:38-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-25T21:53:33-05:00 — #6
We're using a handful of OpenWRT compatible TP-Link routers, but the MR3020 is my fav. So many uses!
anansi133 — 2014-02-25T23:14:05-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-25T23:27:10-05:00 — #8
A mesh potato library box could create a nice decentralized telecom system for a village - voice and data..
kslattery — 2014-02-26T01:36:15-05:00 — #9
How is this better/different than a Pirate Box? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PirateBox
tac — 2014-02-26T02:50:03-05:00 — #10
The word library.
Its had more DevTime on it, and added more features.
ffabian — 2014-02-26T05:35:18-05:00 — #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 — 2014-03-01T10:28:42-05:00 — #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 — 2014-03-02T18:01:18-05:00 — #13
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