In the Maker Shed: Chumby Guts

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We still have a few more Chumby guts ready for you to hack, modify, or you can just make a cool enclosure and enjoy. What’s a Chumby? Glad you asked! It’s an amazing little piece of technology that lets you get what’s best on the web and delivers it right to you on it’s 3.5″ touch screen LCD. You can play games, check the weather, twitter, news, music, and even watch YouTube videos. All of this is done via you home’s wireless Internet connection. Get ’em while you can, we have very limited stock!

Here’s what comes in each kit:

  • 3.5” LCD (320hx240v 16bpp TFT) with Touch Screen
  • Texas Instruments TSC2100 Programmable Touchscreen Controller with Stereo DAC
  • Plastic Front Bezel
  • Gasket
  • Aluminum Frame
  • 4 x Screws to attach Aluminum Frame to Front Bezel
  • 350MHz Freescale iMX21 MC94MX21DVKN3 ARM9 controller Motherboard Circuit Card Assembly with Samsung 64MB SDRAM on 32-bit data path and Hynix HY27US 64MB NAND Flash ROM
  • Kionix KXP74-1050 3-axis accelerometer
  • Daughtercard Circuit Card Assembly
  • Three USB 2.0 full speed ports, one internal, two external
  • Chumbilical Flex Cable from Daughter card CCA to Motherboard CCA
  • Wifi Riser Circuit Card Assembly
  • USB Wifi Dongle based on the Xterasys 3135G 802.11g USB Wifi adapter (ralink chipset)
  • Flex Cable for Wifi Riser CCA to Motherboard CCA
  • 3 x Screws for Wifi Riser CCA to Motherboard CCA
  • 3 x Standoffs for screws for Wifi Riser CCA to Motherboard CCA
  • 2 x 2W StereoSpeakers
  • 4 x Screws for Speaker to Plastic Speaker Holder
  • Plastic Speaker Holder
  • Switch for Bend Sensor
  • Plastic Switch Holder
  • 2 wire cable with 2 pin connector (from Daughterboard CCA to switch)
  • 2 x Screws to Attach Switch to Plastic Switch Holder
  • 12 V DC 1A Power Supply
  • Built-in microphone

(Note: actual parts may vary slightly due to manufacturing and availability)

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