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November 17, 2009

Chumby Guts!--New Product from The Maker Shed Store: Chumby's Popular Wireless Device Now Available to Makers in Kit Form On A Limited Basis

Sebastopol, CAChumby, the compact consumer Internet device that enables people to receive a constant personalized broadcast of their favorite parts of the Web is now available in kit form exclusively in The Maker Shed Store. Produced by Chumby Industries for Maker Shed, and coined "Chumby Guts" by the store's staff, the kit includes everything a tech enthusiast needs to build their own Chumby--either in the classic Chumby form or a form factor of their own design.

Commenting on the kit, Dan Woods, Associate Publisher of MAKE magazine and General Manager of the Magazine's Maker Shed store said, "Our audience of makers, hackers and DIY enthusiasts love getting their hands on a cool product like Chumby in kit form and then dreaming up new form factors and ways to get it to talk with other devices. It's a very clever way for a manufacturer to open up their product to the hacker/maker community to see what they do with it and gain future development ideas." Chumby Guts is available on a limited basis and only in The Maker Shed while supplies last.

Operated by the staff behind MAKE magazine and offering hundreds of hard-to-find kits, tools, books and toys for students and makers of all ages, MakerShed.com has rapidly become the holiday "wish book" destination for tech enthusiasts, basement engineers, backyard scientists, and the serious Do It Yourselfers (DIYers) from around the world. Maker Shed proudly features a large selection of Maker-Made kits and open source hardware creations conceived, developed, and produced by independent makers.

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