Meet C.H.I.P. the Super Tiny Nine Dollar Computer – That’s Super C.H.E.A.P.
Cheap Chip, Cheap C.H.I.P. — Sounds like something you should be tweeting about. Sorry, back to the topic. A lot like the $35 Raspberry Pi 2, but is even a smaller barebones microcomputer that only costs $9 and can be used in a variety of ways. Connect the necessary parts — a keyboard, mouse, and a display — to it and it becomes a personal computer. You can hack it into a retro games emulator, robot, or whatever you can think of. Next Thing Co. encourages users to learn how to code and make things with C.H.I.P.
C.H.I.P. is a computer. It’s tiny and easy to use.
C.H.I.P. does computer things. Work in LibreOffice and save your documents to C.H.I.P.’s onboard storage. Surf the web and check your email over wifi. Play games with a bluetooth controller. With dozens of applications and tools preinstalled, C.H.I.P. is ready to do computer things the moment you power it on.
C.H.I.P. is a computer for students, teachers, grandparents, children, artists, makers, hackers, and inventors. Everyone really. C.H.I.P. is a great way to add a computer to your life and the perfect way to power your computer based projects.
“At 1Ghz and with 512MB of DDR3 RAM, C.H.I.P. is powerful enough to run real software, and handle the demands of a full GUI just as well as it handles attached hardware. Best of all, CHIP runs mainline Linux, which means it’s easier than ever to keep teaching it new tricks without inheriting a pile of kernel patches.”
“PocketC.H.I.P. makes C.H.I.P. portable! PocketC.H.I.P. gives C.H.I.P. a 4.3” touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, and 5-hour battery – in a case small enough to fit in your back pocket.”
Next Thing Co. is currently crowdfunding C.H.I.P. through a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign is getting close to the $200,000 mark already. The first C.H.I.P computers are expected to start shipping in December.