CHIP - The $9 computer -

C.H.I.P is a computer. It’s as small as a bulldog clip, but packs a 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM and 4GB storage. It connects via Bluetooth 4 and WiFi.

You could use a computer like C.H.I.P almost anywhere you need processing power. You can use it to play games, set up dashboards for monitoring things, control sensors in your house or even pen up your next novel, spreadsheet or board presentation. Most current DIY hobby computers base their design on Rasberry Pi or something like Arduino, and CHIP adds another option to the group.

CHIP can handle any type of display through a series of adaptors. The user interface is similar to windows or OSX, so it should be easy to use for just about anyone. 1000’s of free apps are available to extend its functionality.

Lastly, there is an add-on device for it called “Pocket CHIP”. Insert C.H.I.P into this, and you have a portable computer with keyboard and touchscreen. Just don’t expect it to do what your smartphone does.

We’re going to be picking up a few of these to mess around with and see what we can create.

Price in Australia: AUD 11.50

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