PirateBox is a self-contained file sharing device that blankets the area around it with an anonymous and secure file sharing network. Build one and set up a free and anonymous wireless network wherever you go.
Inspired by the history of Pirate radio and a desire for freedom of information, David Darts created the PirateBox. The design and software are all Free Art Licensed which gives anyone the right to distribute and transform his design. PirateBox is a small container (in this iteration, a sweet pirate lunch box) packed with the guts of a wireless router, a lightweight Linux server, and a battery.
To use PirateBox all you do is set it down, flip the power switch, and after a few second boot process, you’ve transformed the space into a wireless and anonymous file sharing network. Check out the video below to see what it looks like to log into the PirateBox:
For more pictures, information, and all the software you’ll need to get started in building your own PirateBox, hit up the link below.