[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: [NYCR:Microcontrollers] A "hacker's dream close-out sale": Insignia - Infocast 3.5" Internet Media Display
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On 2/8/2011 8:35 PM, Jonathan Foote wrote:
> Thanks, that's a good deal.
> Note that they are limiting these to "1 per customer" and in-store
> pickup only (the Harrison St. BB seems to have them for the first
> time since Xmas).
> There's also reportedly a Valentine's Day sale on the Chumby 1. for
> $79.99, but the discount link didn't work for me.
> On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 7:05 PM, walter park<waltsfo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> from NYCR.
>> cheapest today on eBay starts bidding at $57+.
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Mike Radow
>> Date: Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 18:33
>> Subject: [NYCR:Microcontrollers] A "hacker's dream close-out sale": Insignia
>> - Infocast 3.5" Internet Media Display
>> To: NYC Resistors<nycresistormicrocontrollers at googlegroups.com>
>> Clearly they made too many of these and they are being heavily discounted.
>> Best Buy has $49.99 price on the ''Insignia™ - Infocast 3.5" Internet Media
>> Display, Model: NS-DP3CH''.
>> This is electrically the _same_ as the _Chumby_One_, _only_w/o_ space for
>> the back-up battery. It used the same 454MHz uP ARM, too.
>> An overview of specs for the Chumby One...:
>> The Chumby One
>> * 454 MHz ARM processor
>> * 64 MB DDR SDRAM
>> * 2 GB internal microSD card (some only have 1 GB)
>> * 3.5" LCD color touchscreen
>> * 2W mono speaker
>> * Wi-fi connectivity (802.11 b/g)
>> * FM radio tuner
>> * Uses rechargeable lithium ion battery (not included); about one hour on a
>> full charge
>> [NOTE: Insignia - Infocast 3.5" version would have to have this external]
>> * 4" wide x 4" tall x 3.5" deep
>> * 1 USB 2.0 high-speed port
>> * Stereo headphone output
>> * Volume knob
>> * Accelerometer (motion sensor)
>> * ABS plastic housing
>> * AC adapter included
>> * USB ethernet compatible
>> * Dimmable backlight
>> This is full open-source, with listings and schematics available.
>> The FORUMS are full of mods, hacks, and patches for this.
>> Although it is _not_ a beginner's project, the installed non-standard Linux
>> can be replaced with Android or other ports.
>> At this price, the sale probably can not last too long, until the product is
>> discontinued _and/or_ sold out...
>> - - - -
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>> Buy, Chumby, nor Insignia.
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