Turn Your Pringles Can into an Amazon Echo with C.H.I.P.!

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A while back, Sam Machin built a $10 Amazon Echo using C.H.I.P.! To celebrate the occasion, we all sat around and ate some Pringles chips. Then it hit us! Sam’s project needed an enclosure, and that now empty Pringles can was perfect.

Wasting no time at all, we bundled up all the electronics, Dave got creative with building a nifty cardboard support structure, and we shoved everything inside. The result, Pringles Alexa! Here’s how to build one.

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PICO-8! Now Free for All C.H.I.P.s

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C.H.I.P.sters, PICO-8 is now available for C.H.I.P. and it’s completely free!

Plus, check out our new $29 PICO-8 Console Kit. It comes with a C.H.I.P., HDMI DIP, C.H.I.P. power adapter, game controller, and of course PICO-8! It’s the perfect little package for the aspiring game developer on your holiday shopping list.

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Whether you build a game from scratch or modify one of the 1000s of existing open source games, PICO-8 on C.H.I.P. is an easy and fun way to learn game development. Thanks to our super-friends at lexaloffle who created PICO-8, we are thrilled that every PocketC.H.I.P. and now every C.H.I.P. has access to PICO-8 for free! Here’s a step-by-step guide to get your game on with PICO-8 on C.H.I.P.!

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Give Your Old Electronics New Life with These 3 C.H.I.P. Projects

The electronic guts of a wireless speaker project that use C.H.I.P.

The electronic guts of a wireless speaker project that use C.H.I.P.

If you’re like most of us at NTC, you have a bunch of old electronics that lack Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. Here are 3 projects that use C.H.I.P. to upgrade these old dust collecting devices and give them a second, more connected life!

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Control PocketC.H.I.P. Remotely with VNC, Create Custom SysAdmin Tools, or Emulate the TI-99/4A

Use VNC to graphically interface with PocketC.H.I.P. from remote devices

Use VNC to graphically interface with PocketC.H.I.P. from remote devices

Pocketeers are ditching the command-line and finding new ways to control of their PocketC.H.I.P.s using graphical interfaces. Others are reliving their first computer experience through emulation on PocketC.H.I.P.. Here’s the scoop.

Pocketchipfan (nice handle btw) recently wrote installation instructions for VNC, a client-server program that lets you control a remote computer using the hardware of a local one. 0xicl33n is working on a graphical interface for controlling system services like VNC and SSH so you don’t have to venture to the command-line. And romanaThree is reliving the early days of personal computing with a TI-99/4A emulator.

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Make PocketC.H.I.P. Even More Cyberpunk with El Wire, Build a Router with C.H.I.P., & Upcycle an Old Printer with a C.H.I.P. Print Server

Make PocketC.H.I.P. really shine with hot pink El wire!

Make PocketC.H.I.P. really shine with hot pink el wire!

It’s been a busy week at NTC HQ with the launch of C.H.I.P. Pro and GR8, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t make time to keep tabs on the latest C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P. projects!

Here are three great community created projects that you should try: add El Wire to your PocketC.H.I.P., turn C.H.I.P. into a WiFi router, and upcycle your old parallel printer with a C.H.I.P. print server.

C.H.I.P.sters and Pocketeers are always busing making projects, mods, and writing up documentation. To stay up on all the latest content, keep your browser tabs pinned to the blog, forum, Hackster.io, and Chip-Community.org.

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