some days ago I've bought the Chumby One and now it is arrived to my home. What is this ?
it's an internet alarm clock :
Pandora Radio internet music service
iheartradio, SHOUTcast Radio, tens of thousands of internet radio stations with digital clarity
Podcasts including NY Times, CBS and Mediafly
Fall asleep to music or nature sounds
Music from iPod and memory sticks
Create custom channels with 1,500+ apps
Wide variety of news, weather, sports, gossip, games, clocks, and much more
Facebook photos and friend updates
Your photos from Photobucket and Flickr
Play YouTube and TV clips, movie trailers, sports highlights, and other video
Send customized e-card greetings
New content added all the time
chumby one specs :
3.5 inch LCD color touchscreen
Access to free content
rechargeable lithium ion battery
USB 2.0 high-speed port
Stereo headphone output
2W mono speaker
FM radio tuner
Accelerometer (motion sensor)
Wi-fi connectivity (802.11 b/g)
USB ethernet compatible
Over-the-air software updates
454 MHz ARM processor
64 MB DDR SDRAM
Internal microSD card firmware
AC adapter included
3.5" wide x 4" tall x 3.5" deep
where does it belong ?
By your bed: Fall asleep to a favorite internet music station; wake up to a zen gong, a news podcast, or Pandora Radio.
In the kitchen: Consult your Google Calendar in the morning, check the weather, and cook to streaming internet music.
On your desk: Watch your photos stream by, follow your friends on Facebook or Twitter, or get alerted to that craigslist find you’ve been waiting for.
The first thing that I would like to do is to install Linux on this nice and little device. There are two ways to accomplish this task :
1) get Debian Lenny running in a chroot with X-Windows and touchscreen support. Here there is a detailed tutorial :
2) leave the current Chumby setup 'untouched',booting into Linux from Linux. This is how it can be done :
And this is definitevely another interesting tool that reboot.pro members should knows.
Bootload allows booting of Linux and other OS kernels from within Linux itself on any TS-7000 ARM computer.
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