Comment 2SM Cheap and fun


PirateBox 1.0 Released


Cheap and fun (Score: 3, Interesting)

by on 2014-08-10 23:59 (#2SM)

After the 1.0 release I bought one of these:, as it looked like the cheapest way to get a working piratebox - under $30 delivered, plus a 32gb thumbdrive I had lying around to use as storage. I've had it running for probably about a month.

So a few observations:
  • Setup instructions are very simple and had me up and running in about 20 minutes.
  • Zero maintenance required. Once it's set up, it'll chug along until it runs out of storage space.
  • The one I chose runs off 5v microusb, so you can hook it up to any 5v source (including those external mobile phone battery packs)
  • The web interface is a bit clunky at times, most obviously when it comes to uploading and organising files. Apparently you can get webDAV working on them, but I haven't tried yet.
It's pretty good fun for the price, and since it's all open source you can mod it till your heart's content.


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-08-11 12:54 Interesting +1
2014-08-11 12:59 Informative +1

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