Description: Chumby is now offering a “hacker” board, which is the guts of the Chumby One, but modified to be more hacker-friendly. It comes with three high speed USB host ports, uses the power connector from the Sony PSP (instead of the weird, hard to find connector on the Chumby One) and incorporates a variety of headers, such as Arduino-style shield headers and a 44-pin breakout header that gives you access to a lot of digital I/O and some analog inputs. There’s even a four-directional switch on board and some LEDs so you can do quick hacks that don’t require a video display for user feedback. Speaking of the display, while this board doesn’t come standard with an LCD, it does provide composite video output via a 4-wire 1/8″ jack so you can, by using an iPod video cable, plug the chumby hacker board into any TV that supports a composite video input.
Note: We are now shipping v1.0, which is the current version of the board.
- Freescale iMX.233 processor running at 454 MHZ
- 64 MB onboard RAM
- Comes with 512MB uSD card with 100 MB Linux installation all ready to go
- Dimensions are 3.9" (100mm) x 2.4" (60mm) x 0.75" (20mm)
- 3.3V I/O pins can talk to most sensors, motor drivers, etc. No struggling with 1.8V levels.
- Low power, fanless CPU draws only 200 mA at 5V
- Built-in Lithium Ion/Polymer battery charger and 5V boost converter for portable projects
- Three USB ports!
- 1.9W mono speaker amplifier into 4ohm (0.1" JST onboard connector)
- Microphone input (0.05" JST onboard connector)
- LCD controller with 2mm output port
- 3.5mm A/V output jack with stereo audio and NTSC/PAL composite video
- Quadrature encoder connections onboard
- 5-way joystick on-board
- MMA7455 3-axis +-2G to +-8G accelerometer on-board
- 3.3V TTL serial port for easy shell access
- Full GCC toolchain is ready for you to download and get crackin'!
- Schematics, Gerbers and original layout files are at the Wiki