Kickstarter: C.H.I.P. – $9 For The Worlds Smallest Computer


We all know the cost of computer these days. Anywhere from $350 to $1000+ and not everyone wants to spend that amount for a computer if they’re not doing much on it other than email, web surfing, and a couple videos. Now, that’s where C.H.I.P. comes into play. It’s the worlds smallest computer and does whatever a computer does.

But why should you want a C.H.I.P.? According to Next Thing Co:

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.

C.H.I.P. also has the ability to connect to WiFi and Bluetooth controllers to play games. There are preinstalled applications and tools already to make sure you’re ready to use C.H.I.P. Sounding pretty neat so far? I agree.

Spec wise, it’s not on the high-end side, but for a tiny computer, it’s pretty powerful. There’s a 1GHz processor on board plus 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. As stated above, WiFi is included (802.11B/G/N) and Bluetooth 4.0. C.H.I.P. is also compatible with any screen you’ll be working with. Connection is via VGA or HDMI.

LibreOffice comes preinstalled in C.H.I.P., so you’ll be able to create/edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Chromium is the web browser by default. There has been no mention about installing other browsers, so adding in a new browser such as Firefox may not be an option. C.H.I.P. teaches you basic coding for making games, animations, and stories. There are more features included, so feel free to click on the source link at the end of the article to check it out.

If you are planning to buy C.H.I.P., paying $9 and having is shipped later this year has already been taken, but you can still pay $9 to have it shipped in January 2016. Again, feel free to click on the source for further information. As usual, don’t forget to drop a comment either here, Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: C.H.I.P. Kickstarter
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