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July 18, 2014 AT 6:00 am

How to Build a Raspberry Pi PirateBox @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

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This tutorial from instructables user talk2bruce shows you how to build a Raspberry Pi PirateBox:

A PirateBox is a Linux based system built using free software for the Raspberry Pi that provides private sharing of digital content. The PirateBox creates a local WiFi network, independent from the Internet, with anonymous file sharing and chatting capabilities.

I wanted to make a PirateBox and create a cool looking case for it. I used a laser cutter to cut the pieces of the case from 1/8″ thick birch plywood and painted it to look as shown in photos 1 and 2. A small Python program controls custom hardware that makes the arcs above the skull glow when the PirateBox is up and running. Another small Python program controls a push button switch that illuminates when the Raspberry Pi is powered up. When the switch is pressed, the program shuts down the Raspberry Pi preventing the problems that can occur if you just unplug a running Raspberry Pi.

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1 Comment

  1. This would be seriously cool, mounted in a kite or on a drone (say, a Zeppelin with an ardupilot or similar)…

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