C.H.I.P. - The world's first $9 computer

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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 Wi-Fi. 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. - The World's First $9 Computer
C.H.I.P. - The World's First $9 Computer
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. is powerful
C.H.I.P comes with 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM and 4GB storage.

C.H.I.P. connects
C.H.I.P. has built in WiFi + Bluetooth. Connect to the internet and attach a keyboard and mouse WIRELESSLY! 

C.H.I.P. works with any screen
C.H.I.P. is designed to work with any screen. Old or new. Big or small.
Connect via C.H.I.P.’s built-in composite output or add a simple adapter for either VGA or HDMI.

C.H.I.P. does serious work
Use C.H.I.P. with LibreOffice to edit spreadsheets, create word documents, or craft presentations. It's all there.

C.H.I.P. surfs
Use the Chromium browser to surf the web. Check out websites, send emails, watch videos, and more. The internet awaits.

C.H.I.P. teaches you to code
C.H.I.P. comes pre-loaded with Scratch - an easy to learn language that teaches the basics of programing by making stories, games, and animations.

C.H.I.P. plays (lots of) games
Connect Bluetooth controllers to C.H.I.P. and play thousands of games both retro and new. Been missing that amazing DOS game from your childhood? C.H.I.P. plays it!

C.H.I.P. rocks...hard.
Connect a MIDI keyboard to C.H.I.P. and jam. Use it as a portable music player or as part of your favorite setup. Attach powered speakers and hear your tunes at full volume.  Rock on!

C.H.I.P. is familiar
C.H.I.P.'s open source operating system is easy to use and navigate. Its graphical display is just like what you're used to!

C.H.I.P .has tons of apps
C.H.I.P. comes preinstalled with dozens of useful applications, tools and amazing games. Beyond those, C.H.I.P. can run THOUSANDS of free applications from the open source community.

C.H.I.P. is portable
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.

C.H.I.P. is for 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.

Speaking of power, C.H.I.P. includes a fully integrated battery power circuit so that you can take your project outside right away. No external power circuit needed, just attach a 3.7v LiPo battery to C.H.I.P. and you're ready to go mobile.

Most important, though, is that C.H.I.P. is built to be flexible. Whether you're building yourself a wall clock that counts down time to the next bus at your stop, or setting up a network of hundreds of solar-powered air quality sensors for use in disaster relief, you need the same basic tools to start from: a processor, a way to exchange data, and a way to power everything. With C.H.I.P., all the groundwork is laid, and the only question is what you'll do next.

C.H.I.P. is open source
C.H.I.P. built to make tiny powerful computers more accessible and easier to use. A huge part of making C.H.I.P. accessible is making sure that it can change to meet the needs of the community. That's why both C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P. are both TOTALLY OPEN SOURCE. This means all hardware design files schematic, PCB layout and bill of materials are free for you the community to download, modify and use.

+ 4.3" 470px x 272px screen w/ resistive touch
+ Full Super-Clicky QWERTY keyboard
+ Rugged Injection Molded Shell
+ Fully open source
+ GPIO breakouts
+ C.H.I.P. is removable via hatch
+ 3,000 mAH battery


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