How do you get digital content in places without a decent internet infrastructure? The solar-powered LibraryBox lets you parcel up the web and take it anywhere

Web-in-a-box delivers a bit of the internet anywhere you want

What would you carry? (Image: Librarybox.us)

IF YOU were stranded on a desert island, what one website would you bring?

Any of them would be tough to pack, unless you have a gadget like a LibraryBox: a small, do-it-yourself web server. The box beams a Wi-Fi network to the surrounding area. Once someone connects, they can access any of the files or webpages hosted on that box – no internet connection required.

Jason Griffey, founder of LibraryBox, was inspired by an art project created at New York University in 2011. Housed inside a lunchbox, the PirateBox was created by a professor looking for an easy way to swap digital files with his students.

Griffey saw the potential it could have for people living in areas with damaged or unreliable internet infrastructure, or even no way of getting online at all. Anyone, he says, could “break a little …

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