Make Your Own Touch Screen Penguin

To some people nothing cheers up a cold, snowy Sunday like a touchscreen penguin.  Modder Ankorite took one of the Chumby guts kits from the MAKE store and squeezed it into a penguin Christmas toy, producing a battery-powered widget ad internet radio penguin.

There’s a squeeze sensor in the penguin’s head, and another couple of switches just behind that can be used to scroll through different widgets.  Still to be made is a back panel to cover up the DC input and give Ankorite somewhere permanent and easily-reachable for the power button.  Such is the life of a prototype penguin thingy.


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