A few years ago, Tor developer Jake Appelbaum told me about putting tor on a chumby. I didn't think much of it until recently when woot.com had a chumbys for sale. Seeing the chumby as a new toy to hack i got one.

I must say i didn't know quite what to do with the chumby besides make it tell me the time and the weather. Thinking back, i decided to make my chumby into a tor node so those using the tor network can use it as a relay. 

What is Tor?
Tor is a system intended to enable online anonymity, composed of client software and a network of servers which can hide information about users' locations and other factors which might identify them. Use of this system makes it more difficult to trace internet traffic to the user, including visits to Web sites, online posts, instant messages, and other communication forms. It is intended to protect users' personal freedom, privacy, and ability to conduct confidential business, by keeping their internet activities from being monitored. For more on the details of how tor works check out this link.

Step 1: Supplies

For this instructable you will need the following
A Chumby One
A usb drive with at least 1 gb
A computer
And the files for chumby on tor which can be found here.

Sadly, couldn't get this to work. Tried both a FAT and ext2 formatted jump drive, never saw the Tor screen after rebooting, guessing it wouldn't install for some reason. :(
Do you need to keep the USB drive in? I use my Chumby on Ethernet and need to keep the Ethernet dongle plugged in.
no, the usb drive is temporary
Tor I know,,,,<br>...but what is a Chumby?
would this also work on a chumby classic? or could you compile a separate version for it?
In its newly-noded state, can your Chumby check Pandora and the weather anonymously? Or is it just a node for others?
yes it functions normally, this is running in the background.
Saving this instructable for later reference.
uh ditto!
will the chumby now serve as a part of the tor system or what exactly will this achieve?
Its a tor node so people can connect to it!

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Bio: I'm a full stack web developer focusing on security and privacy.
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