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
A Chumby One
A usb drive with at least 1 gb
And the files for chumby on tor which can be found here.
Step 2: Putting the Files on the USB Drive
Step 3: Installing the Files on Your Chumby
After that you'll want to find the ip of your chumby on your local network and you can find this out from the home menu by going to Settings > Chumby Info
On my network the ip is 192.168.1.7, this will differ depending on your router settings.
Step 4: Forward Your Ports
Step 5: Check If Its Working
You can check the log files at http://<your chumby ip>/cgi-bin/custom/torlog
You should look for something in the logs that says: [notice] Self-testing indicates your ORPort is reachable from the outside. Excellent. Publishing server descriptor.
If it doesn't try trouble shooting your router settings to get it to work right, it took me a few tries before it was solid.
Step 6: And You're Done!
Pat yourself on the back for helping anonymitiy on the internet.
WARNING: This version of tor is out of date, I plan to compile a new version soon from the source. If you compile it first, i'll give you a gold star.
Special thanks to the Tor project.