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C.H.I.P. The $9 computer
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 10, 2015 05:37AM
Amazing piece of kit.

[www.kickstarter.com]

Includes wifi, Bluetooth and 4GB onboard storage. Runs Linux and LibreOffice.
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Re: C.H.I.P. The $9 computer
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 10, 2015 11:23AM
nice, kind of like a Raspberry. I think it is great to see these cheap computers, hopefully they will try to sell these in the underdeveloped countries to help those people gain access to the internet.
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Re: C.H.I.P. The $9 computer
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 10, 2015 03:49PM
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space-time
nice, kind of like a Raspberry. I think it is great to see these cheap computers, hopefully they will try to sell these in the underdeveloped countries to help those people gain access to the internet.

Why would we want to inflict the Internet on them?



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: C.H.I.P. The $9 computer
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 10, 2015 05:45PM
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Speedy
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space-time
nice, kind of like a Raspberry. I think it is great to see these cheap computers, hopefully they will try to sell these in the underdeveloped countries to help those people gain access to the internet.

Why would we want to inflict the Internet on them?

They'll use it more effectively than we do.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: C.H.I.P. The $9 computer
Posted by: pinion
Date: May 10, 2015 06:31PM
I'm in for $9. I wish it had HDMI or VGA built in but that's OK. If figure if I fond myself using it I can get the adapters when they come out in a year. I still have an old TV I use anyway so composite is fine.

With shipping its $14



---“What you permit, you promote. What you allow, you encourage. What you condone, you own.”
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Re: C.H.I.P. The $9 computer
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 10, 2015 06:49PM
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With shipping its $14

Now that's a deal breaker.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: C.H.I.P. The $9 computer
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 10, 2015 07:55PM
I just backed the complete package - ran $113 including shipping.

This does things the raspberry pi doesn't.
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Re: C.H.I.P. The $9 computer
Posted by: OWC Larry
Date: May 11, 2015 12:13AM
I hope they pull it off - a year is a long time to wait and that price doesn't seem realistic for that it's incorporating + the supporting the team that's making it go.



OWC Larry
Other World Computing
[www.macsales.com]
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Re: C.H.I.P. The $9 computer
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 11, 2015 12:29AM
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OWC Larry
I hope they pull it off - a year is a long time to wait and that price doesn't seem realistic for that it's incorporating + the supporting the team that's making it go.
Dec 2015 is the target for the first batch of processors.

We shall see!
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