[Freedombox-discuss] Other project: PirateBox

David Darts daviddarts at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 03:09:02 UTC 2011

Hey Gus,

Thanks for sharing the project with the list. Under the hood, the
system is running Debian Squeeze - which seems to perform very well on
the Seagate Dockstar. Along with the PirateBox project, I've also been
experimenting with running the Dockstar as an OpenVPN server, torrent
client, media server, etc. The Dockstar is a great device to hack as
it is relatively inexpensive (usually under $50 - sometimes as low as
$20) and has four powered USB ports (the top port is designed to mate
with the Seagate FreeAgent drive).

If you're interested, you can read a bit more about my adventures
using Debian on the Dockstar here:
http://wiki.daviddarts.com/Debian_on_the_Seagate_Dockstar and here:

Also, Jeff Doozan's forum is a great resource: http://forum.doozan.com


On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 8:12 PM, gus <ggus at riseup.net> wrote:
> Hey guys, this project other looks interesting.
> cheers,
> gus
> "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."
> http://wiki.daviddarts.com/PirateBox
> hardware:
> The PirateBox system can be built for approximately US $100 (not
> including the case or optional battery). In fact, it can be built for
> much less assuming you already have some of the equipment. The PirateBox
> is made up of the following components:
>    * Free Agent Dockstar (Note: other devices will work as well
> including the GoFlex and Pogoplug)
>    * Asus WL330GE Wireless router
>    * SanDisk Cruzer 16GB (other USB Flash Drives will work as well)
>    * Pirate Dome Lunch Box
>    * Energizer XP8000 Rechargeable Power Pack (optional)
> http://wiki.daviddarts.com/PirateBox_DIY
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