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

John E neurofog at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 16:25:01 PST 2011


Hi Jonathan,

Yeah, I think they are out of them completely. I've had my second one on
order for 2 weeks now, with no ETA.
The "platform" is still available, as a very similar "Chumby Hack Board"
from Adafruit for $89.00 and the genuine
 chumby for $119.95 from Chumby themselves.

John

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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