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

Jonathan Foote jtfoote at ieee.org
Sat Jan 15 10:14:33 PST 2011


Infocast Chumbys seem back in stock, but limit 1 per customer :(.
Price back down to $70 for the bitty one.


On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Jonathan Foote <jtfoote at ieee.org> wrote:
> 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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