Thursday, June 14, 2007

Fun with Jack and Chumby

Jack Shandle, veteran tech journalist and editor of Wireless Net DesignLine, is encouraging engineers to have some fun playing with Chumby. In his blog, Shandle calls the device "open, extensible and eminently hackable…a stem cell of an electronic appliance."

Powered by a 266 MHz ARM processor from Freescale, the device sports an LCD, Wi-Fi, audio and USB—even an accelerometer. The collie is apparently optional. The company behind the concept provides all the design resources anyone needs on their web site. It's like being back in the Apple II days, Shandle says. Woof!

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