Librarybox beta goes 2.0: self-powered Wifi file-server that fits in your pocket


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#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.


#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"


#4

I checked, and I still halped!
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Looking forward to getting my hands on mine and putting it to the test.


#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.


#6

We're using a handful of OpenWRT compatible TP-Link routers, but the MR3020 is my fav. So many uses!


#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.


#8

A mesh potato library box could create a nice decentralized telecom system for a village - voice and data..


#9

How is this better/different than a Pirate Box? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PirateBox


#10

The word library. smiley

Its had more DevTime on it, and added more features.


#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).


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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!)....


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