Our 5 Favorite Products From CES 2017

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LAS VEGAS—The Consumer Electronics Showcase is the first big tech event of the year, and we were there to take it all in.

Every January, 170,000+ attendees ranging from retail buyers scouting for the next homerun product to industry analysts hunting for new trends to journalists sent to cover the new gadgets and pitches from exhibitors big and small, trek to Vegas for the enormous show.

While we were there to showcase C.H.I.P. Pro and two new third-party products powered by it, we did find a few minutes to walk the show floor. Though we didn’t see everything, we did see some exciting products. Here are 5 of the highlights.
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GR8 News: C.H.I.P. Pro Powers the Outernet Lantern & VNYL TRNTBL

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Great news! C.H.I.P. Pro Dev Kits are shipping, and two new third-party products are powered by C.H.I.P. Pro.

The Outernet Lantern, a satellite data receiver bringing the best of the internet to the world’s most remote communities, and the VNYL TRNTBL, a SONOS and Spotify connected record player, both use C.H.I.P. Pro for brains. They are the first examples of products that grew out of the C.H.I.P.ster community, a group of 60,000 makers, designers, and developers building the next generation of smart products.

This is just the beginning of products powered by C.H.I.P. Pro! We can’t wait to see what incredible products you come up with next.

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Watch Star Wars on PocketC.H.I.P.

With the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story tonight, we gathered around PocketC.H.I.P. to watch Episode IV in ASCII.

It’s an old internet trick to use telnet to watch Episode IV, but it’s so much cooler on PocketC.H.I.P.! Here’s how you can do it with your PocketC.H.I.P. and H/T to Pocketeer Meowter_space for reminding us.
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Pocket Installer Simplifies Installing Games & Applications to PocketC.H.I.P.

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Pocket Installer is a community created graphical utility that lets you tap your way to installing retro games and applications on PocketC.H.I.P.!

Pocketeers Iker and Dmian are the core developers of the installer and have been coding it since October. The entire time there’s been an active discussion thread in the forum full of feedback, feature requests, and technical details. Source code for the tool is available and open source, so Pocket Installer has turned into quite the community project. New applications are being added and you can bet someone will add Quake III and Minecraft.
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Play Minecraft on Your C.H.I.P. & PocketC.H.I.P.!

Lara & Kurtz play co-op Minecraft on PocketC.H.I.P.!

Lara & Kurtz play co-op Minecraft on PocketC.H.I.P.!

Grab your pickaxe and PocketC.H.I.P. it’s time to farm. Here’s how to play Minecraft on C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P.!

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We know you’ve wanted to play Minecraft on PocketC.H.I.P. since we first launch our Kickstarter. Well, now you can. Play by yourself or grab a friend and play cooperatively. Just make sure to have tons of fun.


New Update: See Step 6 to learn how to setup the Minecraft Python API and use python to program your Minecraft world!


Big thanks to xobs for writing a wrapper for the OpenGL ES drivers for Minecraft that makes this possible. Happy holidays from all of us at NTC! \(•◡•)/

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