[Noisebridge-discuss] [Tiny-tux] Noisebridge Tiny-tux group, bridge to Hackerdojo

Jonathan Foote jtfoote at ieee.org
Mon Jan 3 16:19:17 PST 2011


Can anyone confirm that the Best Buy "Infocast"-branded Chumbys are deprecated?

The price has gone back up to $99 and they seem unavailable anywhere:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Insignia%26%23153%3B+-+Infocast+3.5%22+Internet+Media+Display/1152881.p?skuId=1152881&productCategoryId=pcmcat193100050013&id=1218226456157

Shame, because at $50 they were awesome (someone at NB had Python
going on one), but I'm reluctant to get up to speed on hardware with
an iffy supply...

On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 10:15 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com> wrote:
> Tiny-Tux is a Noisebridge peer group exploring hardware platforms compatible
> with Embedded Linux and Android.  We seek to build a knowledge base robust
> enough to make these platforms accessible to the DIY community for various
> purposes.  We meet every Thursday evening at Noisebridge.  Open discussion
> starts at 7PM, meeting at 8PM.  Once a month, our meeting coincides with
> Noisebridge's "Five Minutes of Fame", an hour long show-and-tell session
> starting at 8PM.
>
> https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/tiny-tux
>
> I am making Hackerdojo aware of this because we have a growing number of
> Southbay members.  I want to get a sense of interest from HD to evaluate if
> there is a large enough audience to warrant bridging these communities
> either by setting up carpools, setting up teleconferencing, or alternating
> locations.  I do not want to dilute our membership by having a split.
> Instead, I want to find some middle ground.
>
> So far we have explored Openembedded, Gentoo, and MeeGo as OS's, and
> Gumstix, Beagleboard, Pandaboard, Chumby, PowerPC iMacs, Qemu, and x86 as
> target hardware platforms.  Chumby is quickly becoming a hardware platform
> of choice simply because the Insignia Infocast is cheap, accessible, and
> well broken-out.
>
> We have at least five members who may be better served by Hackerdojo's
> location.
>
> Who else from Hackerdojo is interested in this group?  How might we bridge
> our communities?
>
> Coreyfro, Tiny-Tux's under-qualified leader
>
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