CHIP

The $9 computer kickstarter project finally arrived.
2016-06-28 20.33.20Granted, it’s been beaten to the punch by the raspberry pi zero, but out of the box it has some nice touches…

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It’s wider than the zero but a bit shorter. Female headers, so that’s a bit more robust and easier for breadboarding and the pinout is printed on the header (you can see that more readily below). 2016-06-28 20.34.37

Nice insulating back cover so that you don’t need a protective box for it on the bench from day one (wouldn’t recommend deploying it without a box of course, but the pi zero really needs some protection even on the bench).
2016-06-28 20.34.57I do like that touch of the pinouts on the header.
Haven’t had time to fire it up and play yet, but first out-of-the-box impressions aren’t bad…

2 thoughts on “CHIP

  • Jul 1, 2016 at 1734
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    What sort of specs does this cute little system have? I’ve got an odroid system on my desk for some arm porting test work (4 way 64-bit cpus + 2G ram, all in a raspberry Pi form factor). The base cost for the odroid is only $35 (the mmc memory card I put in it actually costs more than the cpu board).

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 2309
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    1GHz A13 processor, 512Mb RAM, 4Gb storage (flash), USB, wifi, bluetooth, native RCA video out with add-one boards for VGA and HDMI (I got the VGA one), I2C, SPI, 8x GPIO, built-in lithium battery support (ie. run off a lithium battery and if you plug in the USB power, it can charge the lithium battery for you). Still haven’t been able to play much with it yet though.

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