Chumby

Chumby

I was reading Hack-a-day this morning and saw that there is a new ultra cool hacker friendly device called a Chumby. The Chumby is a wifi enabled iPod’ish PDA like appliance that

Hardware:
266 MHz ARM controller (the MX21 by Freescale)
32 MB SDRAM running at 133 MHz bus speed
64 MB NAND FLASH ROM
320×240 3.5″ TFT LCD with PWM-controlled LED backlighting
Stereo 2W speakers
Headphone output
Ambient light sensor
Bend sensor (to pick up when you squeeze the chumby)
Two USB 2.0 ports, one on the main board and one on the outerware electronics
WiFi connectivity via a USB dongle plugged into the main board
Circuitry to detect the presence of wall adapter power and auto-fallback to backup battery power
Switching power supply network that can eat between 6V and 14V
Available microphone input on the chumbilical bus
Available SPI bus on the chumbilical bus
Serial debug port set to 115200 8N1

[via Christine.net, Scottjanousek ,hack a day]

Chumby 

Posted: August 28th, 2006
at 6:58pm by John


Categories: Computers,Cool,Design,DIY,Mods,Technology

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