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The open source, linux based squeezable bean-bag like computer, the Chumby – is now for sale to the entire public, $179, hack hack hack away…

Specs:

  • 3.5″ LCD color touchscreen
  • Two external USB 2.0 full-speed ports
  • 350 MHz ARM processor
  • 64 MB SDRAM
  • 64 MB NAND flash ROM
  • Stereo 2W speakers
  • Headphone output
  • Squeeze sensor
  • Accelerometer (motion sensor)
  • Leather casing
  • AC adapter included
  • Wi-fi connectivity
  • Access to the free Chumby Network
  • Over-the-air software updates

Chumby – store open for everyone – Link.

Related:
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Source, schematics and more – Link.
Chumby wiki – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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Comments

  1. Annoyed of UK says:

    “Open for everyone” … except those of us living in the rest of the world, outside of the US. Grrrr!

  2. WizzKid says:

    Yeah I hate that, they dont include the UK :(

  3. Jessant says:

    Ugh. Everyone, right. :/ How hard is it to ship internationally.

  4. Jon says:

    If you guys have a Fedex or UPS account. Maybe I could arrange a private sale for ya’. I’m not a chumby employee, just willing to help out.

    you should know what to do with this:

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    0110000101110101011011110110000100101110011000110110111101101101

  5. amp says:

    Man, I wish that this thing had a component video in.

  6. GregS says:

    Every country has its own regulations governing the standards that electronic devices must meet to be sold there. For instance, in the U.S. the device has to meet the limits set by the FCC for emissions of RF energy, in Europe most consumer electronics now has to be made with lead-free solder, etc. I don’t know the specifics of why the Chumby isn’t available outside the U.S. yet, but my guess is that it’s because of this sort of thing – that they haven’t yet been able to do everything needed to certify that they comply with these foreign regulations.