Piratebox, a great project for making standalone wireless fileservers, has gone 1.0. The 1.0 has a slick 4chan-style message board, a responsive UI, and does UPnP discovery for your file-sharing needs. Combined with cheap wireless gear and a little battery, it's a perfect file-sharing boxlet that you can take anywhere in order to share anything — for example, buskers could use it to distribute copies of their music to watchers. — Read the rest
David Darts sez, "I've just created a self-contained mobile collaboration and P2P file sharing device called the PirateBox.PirateBox is a self-contained mobile collaboration and P2P file sharing device. Simply turn it on to transform any space into a free and open P2P file sharing network. — Read the rest
New biohacking from the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective (previously): the Pegleg, a stripped-down Piratebox (previously) based on a Raspberry Pi 0 with needless components removed and an extra wifi card soldered on.
Keepalive is Aram Bartholl's fake hollow boulder in the woods of Neuenkirchen, Germany. It conceals a thermoelectric generator that powers a router configured to serve documents related to wilderness survival. The router switches on if the rock is sufficiently warmed, say by a blazing campfire adjacent to it.
In keeping with the theme of "The Day We Fight Back," MAKE has three privacy-enhancement projects you can make: an Onion Pi Tor proxy so you can browse the web anonymously anywhere you go, a mobile, anonymous file-sharing device called the Piratebox, and a personal Internet kill switch (not the kind that freedom-hater Joe Leiberman wants to install, but one you can put in your house to keep freedom-haters from snooping on you). — Read the rest
LibraryBox is a library-oriented version of the PirateBox project — a little, self-contained wireless router with on-board storage that you fill up with freely usable library materials and bring with you so that wherever you go, you can share with the people you meet. — Read the rest