The PocketC.H.I.P. Cyberpunk Adventure Guide

The Year 2017An underground community of Pocketeers are creating their own cyberpunk future, hacking their PocketC.H.I.P.s far beyond a traditional game console. What follows is a guide to join their ranks. Jack in. Hack the Planet. Dream of Electric Sheep.

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Train your PocketC.H.I.P. to Train your Digimon!

With some clever hardware hacking and their first python script, NTC forum user directive0 transformed PocketC.H.I.P. into a Virtual Digimon Trainer.

The whole virtual pet phenomenon hit while I was a teenager. Many of my classmates had their Digimon confiscated due to an urgent feeding in the middle of class. Feedings couldn’t be missed. It was always worth the risk. How else were we to ensure our Digital Monsters would be battle ready come recess?

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A Scanner PocketC.H.I.P.

A PocketC.H.I.P. and a flatbed scanner walk into the woods...

A PocketC.H.I.P. and a flatbed scanner walk into the woods…

Armed with only a PocketC.H.I.P. and a flatbed scanner, panicrun ventured into the woods. The resulting images are a thing to behold.

Scanography is the digital art of using a flatbed scanner to create images. Turns out, PocketC.H.I.P. works with these scanners pretty much out of the box. With this knowledge, panicrun‘s venture into the woods resulted in some ethereal scanographs. 

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Luckily for us, panicrun posted a great walkthrough. No coding or soldering skills required! Just a few simple commands to set up the scanner and to offload your images.

To explore more PocketC.H.I.P. scanographs, check out on panicrun’s flickr!


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Are you working on an art project with your C.H.I.P. or PocketC.H.I.P.? We want to see! Share your projects on the forum and make sure to tweet at us!

Antique Second Life: Smart Home Wall Mount Rotary Phones & Bluetooth Toasters!

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Phonos – A Wall Mount Phone retrofitted with a C.H.I.P. to Voice Control your Smart Home.

Hardware hacker jezra has two rad C.H.I.P. projects primed for a weekend build: a Bluetooth toaster and a wall mount rotary phone for smart home voice commands.

Hacking hardware with C.H.I.P. is a favorite Next Thing Co. past time, from C.H.I.P.py Ruxpin to the Alex ‘n Say to pretty much anything PocketC.H.I.P. There was a collective woooweee passing through the NTC office when we came across forum user jezra‘s recent C.H.I.P. projects: a voice control input system housed in a wall mount rotary phone and a Bluetooth speaker disguised as an antique toaster. While they may seem like surprising choices for a hack, we can’t find any fault with his reasoning.

“All devices eventually speak, and they always say the same thing. Sometimes their words are a deafening roar, and sometimes they whisper ever so softly, but their message never changes. Take me apart! Who am I to ignore such a plea? :)” Well said indeed, jezra.

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PocketC.H.I.P. Secrets Revealed!

This week, Dave joined PocketC.H.I.P. superfan Bryan Lunduke on The Lunduke Hour podcast to chat about the finer points of everyone’s favorite super handy fun computer.

Learn the NTC mantra, hear the story behind C.H.I.P.’s labeled pin headers and get the scoop on all the design decisions that made PocketC.H.I.P. what it is today; from keyboard construction, to screen selection and software.

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