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[liberationtech] Has anyone heard about this?

Moritz Bartl moritz at
Mon Dec 12 20:39:05 PST 2011

For Piratebox, pretty much any OpenWRT compatible router with USB should
There is also a version for Android that turns your phone into a

As you might be aware I plan a hackerspace Europe tour for next year,
and naturally have been thinking about exactly this area a lot. It would
be nice to connect mentors you who are willing and able to travel and
help you build spaces, and there are some efforts in that direction, for
example the Space Federation.

In the center of my trip is exactly this kind of organizational
information that I hope to add to eventually.

In general, infrastructure should come first. You only need to find a
small handful of people and a place where you can regularly meet and
work cooperatively. The nice thing about Hackerspaces is that every
single one of them is unique, formed from a core idea of a very small
group of people.

On 12.12.2011 23:44, Fouad Bajwa wrote:
> I wonder if I can get one of these boxes to Pakistan. We will just
> need one example and I can use these in my Internet Freedom Workshops
> here in Lahore.....or during some activist activities/meets......there
> are numerous ideas...
> I am thinking about starting a hackspace effort in this region but
> need some mentoring and advice too. DIY tools like this could help us
> alot down here, maybe add solar battery charging etc to it to combat
> the power/energy crisis in Pakistan.....building networked learning
> applications in local language and visuals.....the biggest tool to
> bring community empowered change.....with open technology...
> all this gets me thinking!

Moritz Bartl

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