- 5 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 25, 2006
- Date of passing: Apr 20, 2012
|We're gunna miss you little guy!|
Chumby was a fighter. He never let anyone tell him it "couldn't be done" or that there "was no market for him." He was a fuzzy little widget visionary and he will be missed!
"The Chumby is a consumer electronics product formerly made by Chumby Industries, Inc. It is an embedded computer which provides Internet and LAN access via a Wi-Fi connection. Through this connection, the Chumby runs various software widgets.
Roughly resembling a small clock radio, it consists of a small touch-screen with a leather and plastic exterior. It uses building power and turns off if unplugged; a 9 volt battery connector is supplied for backup power. It comes in six colors.
The device is designed to be customizable by users after agreeing to the Chumby HDK License, users may download schematics and other hardware information. Wired magazine named Chumby one of its top gadgets for 2008. Its software is mostly open source, running on Linux.
In April, 2012, Chumby Industries ceased selling hardware and put Chumby related assets up for sale. Support for the platform ended the following February."
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