Chumby on OpenMoko/Neo1973?

Steven ** montgoss+openmokocommunity at
Tue Nov 6 20:36:23 CET 2007

"What are the features of the chumby?
Wi-fi connectivity • access to the free Chumby Network • 3.5" LCD
color touchscreen • two external USB 2.0 full-speed ports • 350 MHz
ARM processor • 64 MB SDRAM • 64 MB NAND flash ROM • stereo 2W
speakers • headphone output • squeeze sensor • accelerometer (motion
sensor) • leather casing • AC adapter included"

I think the GTA02 would handle that just fine.  The only thing it's
missing is the "squeeze sensor".


On 11/6/07, Ortwin Regel <ortwin at> wrote:
> Would it be possible to run the Chumby ( ) software on
> OpenMoko / the Neo1973? What would it take to make this possible?
> Why do I want it? Imagine it like this: Plug your Chumby equiped OpenMoko
> device into the USB charging cable (/cradle). Let it sit for a while. After
> five minutes of no activity, the Chumby software starts up automatically and
> displays flash widgets, just like a Chumby would. With a simple press of the
> power button, you get out of Chumby and back into OpenMoko.
> Makes sense, doesn't it? Why get another immobile device if you've got all
> the hardware to run Chumby software in your Neo? It might still make sense
> if you want a permanent Chumby beside your bed or multiple around the house.
> Many people probably would not want to get the hardware twice, though, so it
> would make sense to make their Neos work as part time Chumbys. In the GTA02,
> we should have all the necessary hardware with accelerometers and Wifi.
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