Chumby kits for sale in Maker Shed


Maker Shed is offering the Chumby, a cool programmable Internet media player, in kit form.

At this year's Maker Faire, the Maker Shed offered a unique product, a Chumby in kit form. Created expressly for Maker Shed by Chumby, the kit contains everything needed to build your own Chumby, or alternatively, hack it into into any form of your own choosing. The price for the kit was $99. We sold out almost immediately.

Through a special arrangement with our pals at Chumby, the Shed recently managed to order another batch of Chumby Kits. Last week, the Shed sent out a mailing to a select group of loyal customers, again offering the kit. And again, the positive response was swift. They sold a bunch, but they still have some left, so there's still time if you want to pick one up. This is a great opportunity to get the guts of a versatile Internet appliance, on the cheap, that you can use for all sorts of experimentation, custom projects, and cool casemods. They're still $99 and you can get yours here (there's a limit of 3 per customer).

Note: These kits are still being produced at Chumby, so this is a pre-order. The Shed expects to have them by the end of the month.

Chumby guts -- so delicious!


  1. Question on this. How much of a Maker do you need to be to get a lot out of this. Looks like a USB port is integrated. Any chance of getting an SD slot on there too. I’ve got a fun idea for this, but I’d hate to spend the money and be screwed. Also, it’s kind of an alarm clock correct, so can you dim the screen where the clock shows? Perhaps the chumby site will tell all.

  2. Do you know what this is? It’s every radio station on Earth and then some, anywhere you have WiFi. It’s free music and freedom from commercials. I’ve been looking for a cheapo WiFi Internet ‘radio’ device so I can crank SomaFM in the shop without having to tie up the PC. Totally worth $99. One unit spoken for here…

  3. Okay. I got the Chumby Guts in the mail a while back and just got around to assembling the thing today. It’s electrically complete and works as assembled without the case. It took very steady hands, tweezers and some teensy screwdrivers to put it together following the page of clear instructions. After a simple initialization where I created an account, named it Beauregard and introduced it to my WiFi it’s operating perfectly.
    I have to say it’s really astonishing what these will do. It’s the simple, cheap internet appliance I’ve been anticipating for several years. Ican now have SOMAFM Groove Salad wherever I want to hear it!

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