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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PocketC.H.I.P. Goes to Middle School

Earlier this week, students at West Oakland Middle School learned how to create their own video games using PocketC.H.I.P. and PICO-8!

In honor of Computer Science Education Week, Salesforce.org was hosting three one-hour lessons at a local school and they needed volunteers. Being a newbie to NTC, with admittedly only a little PocketC.H.I.P. experience before my first day of work, I realized I could learn and help at the same time!

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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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Own Your Own Cloud with C.H.I.P.!

Not a cloud in the sky, except owncloud on C.H.I.P.

Not a cloud in the sky, except owncloud on C.H.I.P.

Take back ownership of the cloud with ownCloud, a USB thumb drive, and C.H.I.P. on your home network. It’s easy to setup on C.H.I.P. with ownCloud and you’ll be able to share files, photos, address books, and even calendars all from hardware that’s yours.

Chris Watterston’s sticker popularized a common jab at all the cloud computing hype: “There is no cloud, it’s just somebody else’s computer.” Maybe. But with ownCloud and C.H.I.P. the cloud is yours!

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NTC Project: Blast Off with RocketC.H.I.P.!

This is RocketC.H.I.P.: a C.H.I.P. with specially configured WiFi and the circuitry to control a relay. Take any WiFi device like PocketC.H.I.P., connect to the RocketC.H.I.P. network, and wirelessly blast those rockets off!

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