Kickstarter.com is a site I like to check out often to see what type of new innovations people are coming up with. When I heard about the CHIP - The World's First Nine Dollar Computer project, I was immediately interested.
For it's size, the C.H.I.P. is pretty impressive and includes the following specs:
- WiFi B/G/N Built-in
- Allwinner R8 1 GHz single-core ARM Cortex A8
- Mali-400 GPU (in the Allwinner R8)
- 4GB NAND flash storage
- 512MB DDR3 RAM
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Works with ANY Display and has composite out of the box(requires an adapter for HDMI or VGA)
If you want to get your own go to getchip.com
Out of the box
Here is what my C.H.I.P. came with out of the box.
All I needed to get started was a USB mouse and keyboard. My peripherals are use a unifying receiver so the single USB port was enough for me.
Now that I have this tiny computer up and running, what can I use it for?