12 Days of Techmas: Day 5 is the Library Box

December 12, 2014

Have you ever needed to share files, or access a document, but couldn’t connect to the internet? Or maybe you wanted to watch a movie while you were on a road trip without using your data? The LibraryBox is a portable digital distribution device that will allow you to do just that, and more.

The LibraryBox is a small, low powered server made of a router, USB drive, and software. When you connect to the Wi-Fi SSID “LibraryBox” and launch a browser window, it will have all of your files available. From there you can browse and download files. LibraryBox has a wide range of uses, including in education, healthcare, emergency situations, and more. The mission of the LibraryBox Project is to enable information distribution in areas of limited or no internet access.


Why we love it:

  • It is very small and portable
  • It keeps your files local
  • You can locally stream music or movies without using your phone’s data
  • Access and share files with family, friends, or business colleagues without using email, internet-based file sharing services, or passing around a USB thumb drive
  • It is a great way to provide assignments or files to students in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or 1:1 iPad/tablet program
  • You can build your own or buy one

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