PirateBox Using LeMaker Guitar

6609 PirateBox Using LeMaker Guitar

Predicted Finishing Date : 20 March 2016

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1. Project Background :
A PirateBox is a Linux based system built using free software, 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 want to use a 3D printed case , 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 LeMaker Guitar is powered up. When the switch is pressed, the program shuts down the LeMaker Guitar preventing the problems that can occur if you just unplug a running LeMaker Guitar.

2. Project Content:

LeMaker Guitar is a high performance SoM with low cost which is designed by LeMaker Team. It adopts Actions S500 SoC (Quad-core ARM® Cortex™-A9R4 CPU and PoweVR SGX544 GPU), 1GB/2GB DDR3 and 8GB Flash. We can make kinds of SBCs with different interface when we combine one LeMaker Guitar and one specified or personalized LeMaker Guitar base board together. 

In order to make the users more convenient to DIY their own platform with LeMaker Guitar, LeMaker Team already designed kinds of LeMaker Guitar base board, which significantly reduce the redesign period of your own customized LeMaker Guitar base board. 

LeMaker Guitar Key features

  1. Quad-core ARM® Cortex™-A9R4 CPU;
  2. System on module design;
  3. 1GB/2GB DDR3 SDRAM;
  4. On-board 8GB eMMC NAND flash storage;
  5. 204 pins standard DDR3 SODIMM for connecting LeMaker Guitar base board;
  6. Hardware ADFU button
  7. Android 5.0 and Linux support
This project is inspired from http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-PirateBox/

3. Project Schedule :
30/jan/2016 once received the LeMaker Guitar understand explore the more capabilities
15/feb/2016 start building the  case and the circuit diagram as per the io of the LeMaker Guitar
20/feb/2016 building  the complete porting of  pirate box to LeMaker Guitar
20/march/2016 completion of the project and testing

4. Project Advantages:
Yes ! this project can be very useful to build self sharing device without linkage at our Makerspace @Maker's Hive 
and this can be used for the colleges for NAS share using the Pirate Box and we can also have the extensive chat application to communicate between the community members 
and there all lots of other possibilities if we can include more modules