In late June of 2013, Jason Griffey, a librarian at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, began a Kickstarter campaign for LibraryBox 2.0. LibraryBox is described as a device that can "share files with anyone, anywhere, off the internet, even off the power grid."
Working like a thumb drive with a wireless connection, LibraryBox can distribute files to anyone with a wi-fi capable device such as a tablet, smartphone, laptop, or personal computer.
With an initial goal of $3,000, the campaign ended on July 28th. LibraryBox made its $3,000 and then some.
The final amount donated to LibraryBox was $33,119, ten times its original goal. It is now the most successful Kickstarter campaign started in Chattanooga. Jason Griffey claims part of the success for the Kickstarter campaign came from a write-up on popular blog Boing Boing.
With his Kickstarter funds, Griffey says he will begin testing new features on the LibraryBox such as solar power.