#1 By: Cory Doctorow, February 25th, 2014 18:01
#2 By: Paul Renault, February 25th, 2014 19:58
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.
#3 By: Cary, February 25th, 2014 20:39
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"
#4 By: That Anonymous Coward, February 25th, 2014 20:58
I checked, and I still halped!
Looking forward to getting my hands on mine and putting it to the test.
#5 By: Jason Griffey, February 25th, 2014 21:50
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.
#6 By: Jason Griffey, February 25th, 2014 21:53
We're using a handful of OpenWRT compatible TP-Link routers, but the MR3020 is my fav. So many uses!
#7 By: Joe Rodgers, February 25th, 2014 23:14
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.
#8 By: Cary, February 25th, 2014 23:27
A mesh potato library box could create a nice decentralized telecom system for a village - voice and data..
#9 By: Kevin Slattery, February 26th, 2014 01:36
How is this better/different than a Pirate Box? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PirateBox
#10 By: That Anonymous Coward, February 26th, 2014 02:50
The word library.
Its had more DevTime on it, and added more features.
#11 By: Fabian F., February 26th, 2014 05:35
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).
#12 By: Jason Griffey, March 1st, 2014 10:28
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!)....
#13 By: Cory Doctorow, March 2nd, 2014 18:01
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