This smells a little like the Audrey, the kitchen internet appliance that 3Com marketed for a short while back in 2001.. But, more webish…more web 2.0ish…there’s even a chumbysphere with a forum and a wiki already. And a call for crafters! Oh, be still my techy-feely heart.
From their site:
There’s more to life than just hardware and software! It’s important that chumby looks good, and that it matches your lifestyle. The chumby is designed in a way such that the core electronics can be easily separated from its outerwear, enabling you to create that exact look you want without having to touch a soldering iron or write a line of code.
To our knowledge, this is the first open-source effort for outerwear, so please do leave a comment if you have a suggestion.
I’ll have to keep an eye on this one.
UPDATE: Also found the Chumby blog: http://chumby.wordpress.com/