CHIP $9 computer board

After playing with the BananaPi recently, the CHIP computer made by Next Thing Co. is pretty tempting at $9 for a computer that can surf the web and run basic programs.

Best of all, it’s totally open-source, so you can view the PCB schematics and Bill of Materials if you want to build one yourself!


  • 1GHz processing power
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 4GB storage built in (you can add more storage via USB Flash drive)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WiFi (B/G/N)
  • Composite video out (optional adapters for HDMI / VGA)
  • I2C / SPI / UART / GPIO x8
  • Battery use and charging

It’s kickstarting for several more weeks at

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