Learn How the Community Created a PocketC.H.I.P. Cell Phone

Tony using a PocketC.H.I.P. cell phone that Dave built

Tony using a PocketC.H.I.P. cell phone that Dave built

Pocketeers Juve021 and Rob Baruch figured out how to turn PocketC.H.I.P. into a portable cellular device, and they wrote two great tutorials explaining how you too can build the project.

While we love creating PocketC.H.I.P. projects in-house like Jose’s speaker hack, PockulusC.H.I.P., and emulating Apple’s System 7, it’s extra exciting to see community members developing and sharing what they’ve done.

A great place to share your projects and ideas is in our forums. You’ll find daily posts, discussions, and tips on how to get the most out of your C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P.. And if you’re at a loss for what your first PocketC.H.I.P. project should be, it’s a goldmine for inspiration and full of friendly folks happy to help out. It’s a resource not to be missed!

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Links We Like: the History of the Gopher Protocol, the Trackball, & the Super Soaker

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This week’s Links We Like dig into the history of the internet Gopher protocol, reveal the secrets of the arcade trackball, and cool off with the history of the Super Soaker.

If you’ve stumbled onto an interesting link or two, make sure to share them in the comments below, or in our forum. We’re always on the hunt for new links to get lost in. Have a great weekend! ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬
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3 Community Projects to Add to Your PocketC.H.I.P. To-Do List

PocketChat running on PocketC.H.I.P.

PocketChat running on PocketC.H.I.P.

Forum users Groguard, Clockworkplanet, and BrianTheBuilder are expanding what you can do with the PocketC.H.I.P..

From a chat client written from scratch, to a sewn slipcase that protect PocketC.H.I.P., to even building a GPIO-based keyboard light, you’ll want to add all of these to your PocketC.H.I.P. project list.

If you have a hardware, software, or non-electronic PocketC.H.I.P. hack, make sure to share it with the rest of the community. The best place to share is by joining the conversation in the NTC forums. There’s always a new post, and it’s the best place to see C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P. hacks before the rest of the internet sees them.

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Get Started with Retro Arch and Game Boy Color Emulation on PocketC.H.I.P.

Running Formula Racing, a homebrew Game Boy Color game on PocketC.H.I.P.

Running Formula Racing, a homebrew Game Boy Color cart on PocketC.H.I.P.

Auston Stewart likes Nintendo systems. A lot. He not only wrote Macifom, an NES emulator for OSX from scratch, but he figured out how to get Retro Arch and its compatible Game Boy Color emulator Gambatte working on PocketC.H.I.P.!

Retro Arch is a frontend that works with many different game console emulators. Following the instructions first written by Stewart (aka macifom in the NTC forums) and slightly adapted for the blog format, you’ll be emulating your old Game Boy Color in no time.

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Links We Like: Minnesota by Design, Decades of Product History, and an Incredible Sci/Fi Site

Rollerblades, the design of Minnesota native, Scott Olson

Rollerblades, the design of Minnesota native, Scott Olson

This week’s Links We Like admire the great design history produced by the people of Minnesota, browse the historical decades of consumer products, and aspire to read all of the articles on Michael Heilemann’s Star Wars and Sci/Fi themed site.

If you’ve stumbled onto an interesting link or two, make sure to share them in the comments below or in our forum. We’re always on the hunt for new links to get lost in. Have a great weekend! ໒( ͡ᵔ ▾ ͡ᵔ )७
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