Convert your Librarybox to a BibleBox

BibleBox is based on Piratebox and Librarybox software.  If you already have a standard Librarybox setup you can easily convert it to a BibleBox by following these steps:

  1. Download the following BibleBox files –
    • BibleBox files – alters functionality and rebranding BibleBox – zip file – 600KB
  2. Unzip the files and you will see 3 folders – Config, Content and Shared
  3. Insert the USB from your Librarybox into your computer
  4. Copy the Config and Content folders from BibleBox to your USB drive, replacing the contents on your Librarybox USB – this will overwrite the Librarybox webpages and config files with BibleBox UI and config (more…)

BibleBox hardware finalised

The hardware side of the BibleBox project is now all sorted after the vinyl decals arrived today!  I like the look of it all, it’s come together well.

Specifications of the TP-Link MR3040

  • CPU: AR9331@400MHz
  • RAM: 32 MiB
  • 1 x 10/100 ethernet port
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port
  • 1 x Micro USB charging port
  • Internal Antenna
  • Internal 2000mAh rechargeable battery, 5VDC/1.0A external power adapter
  • Wireless Standards:  IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n 
  • Frequency: 2.4-2.4835GHz 
  • Signal Rate: Up to 150Mbps
  • Weight – 94g (3.3oz)
  • Dimensions – 3.9 x 2.4 x 0.6 in. (100 x 62 x 16 mm)

There’s still some more work to do on the web interface and some trialling to see how useable others find it.   (more…)

How the BibleBox works

Biblebox device 350x151The BibleBox is a portable wifi access point. It has its own battery and you can plug in a specially setup USB stick into it.  

Once you turn it on, look for the wifi network called “BibleBox files” and join it. After joining the wifi network, open your web browser (IE, Safari, Firefox…) and go to (more…)

Welcome to The BibleBox!

The BibleBox project is seeking to enable increased access to Bibles and other Biblical training resources for people with wifi enabled devices.

Around the world in developing countries there is an increasing number of leaders and church pastors gaining access to smartphones, tablets and laptops with wifi capabilities – BUT – without access to the internet and the vast range of Biblical training resources which are available.

The BibleBox can be used anywhere. In the developed or the developing world!

A mission pilot may use one to share resources with a pastor in a Papua New Guinea jungle.  Christian teaching, health care and education resources can make their way from authors to isolated communities.

A Christian business owner may have a BibleBox providing access to Bibles and other resources in his store.

A local church may use a BibleBox to easily share resources contributing to the sermons and other church activities.

While sharing a coffee in a downtown cafe someone may also be sharing Bibles and resources freely, using the BibleBox.

While commuting to work on the train or bus a traveller may have the BibleBox switched on sharing files with anyone on a wifi enabled device around them.