Friday, January 28, 2011

PirateBox DIY - a lunchbox full of file sharing

PirateBox DIY - David Darts Wiki:
"PirateBox is a self-contained mobile collaboration and P2P file sharing device. Inspired by pirate radio and the free culture movment, PirateBox utilizes Free, Libre and Open Source software (FLOSS) to create mobile wireless file sharing networks where users can anonymously share images, video, audio, documents, and other digital content. You can learn more about the project on the main PirateBox page."

The PirateBox is the coolest file sharing lunchbox ever at
All users have to do is connect to it, launch their web browser (which should automatically redirect them to the PirateBox page) and start uploading or downloading files. The PirateBox doesn’t connect to the internet – to subvert tracking and preserve user privacy so users can be sure that they won’t get into any trouble using the network. The best part about the PirateBox is that anybody can build it, and David Darts has even shared the instructions online for anyone to use.