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Thu August 1, 2013
LibraryBox 2.0

Chattanooga's Most Successful Kickstarter Campaign Ends

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.

LibraryBox's final results on Kickstarter
LibraryBox's final results on Kickstarter