Here are a few resource that many people use:
One of the coolest widgets that are available is ChumbyLand, which is a host for other games and items. I’ve found this works best when you have a separate channel (mine is named “Chumbyland”, in addition to one for me and one for my wife). What I’ve found is that even though the chumby is cool, sometimes it’s easier to access it from a distance (when it’s on a counter or plugged into speakers).
So, I build a quick Chumby min-web server that’s optimized for viewing on an iPhone or iPod touch.There are three .cgi files zipped up here. There are a few ways to get them onto your chumby. What I’ve found works the best is to use SCP (which is a single-file tool to Securely Copy to a linux machine). To get these to work, there are a few steps:
- Unzip the file into a local directory. There are three .cgi files
- Click the secret Pi logo (go into chumby settings, about chumby, then click the Pi in the top right) and turn on the SSHD (Secure Shell Daemon) and remember the IP address.
- SCP the files over to your chumby (you can use WinSCP on windows), or use this from the Mac terminal line. Replace these with the IP address of your chumby:
- SSH into your chumby, and cd /psp/cgi-bin/ and run ‘chmod a+x *.cgi’ – this tells the chumby server that it’s ok to eXecute these files
- On your iPhone/iTouch/Laptop that’s connected on the local network, navigate to http://ip.ip.ip.ip/cgi-big/custom/index.cgi
- On an iPhone, you can click “+” to add this to the home screen as a bookmark for best viewing
- You probably want to edit the event.cgi to put in the name of the channels for channel 1 and 2
Here is the SCP command to use if you’re using a mac:
scp event.cgi email@example.com:/psp/cgi-bin | scp index.cgi firstname.lastname@example.org:/psp/cgi-bin | scp control.cgi email@example.com:/psp/cgi-bin
It’s not very advanced, but works well for me (and was one day of work). I’ll be refining this, and possibly make a version that runs on Rails or PHP, as people have found how to hack the Chumby to put both of these web servers on it. The forums indicate there might be much more advanced radio control in the next Chumby firmware version. I’d love if you had any suggestions for how to improve it!