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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January C.H.I.P. shipments & the C.H.I.P. Boot Repair Tool

C.H.I.P.sters!

January is flying by and our production batch of January C.H.I.P.s is underway!

January C.H.I.P.sters and Kernel Hacker Backers are on target to have their C.H.I.P.s shipped before the end of January!

February is imminent, which means February C.H.I.P.s are imminent too.  February C.H.I.P.sters have been sent address confirmation emails through BackerKit.  You have by end of day Friday to adjust or confirm your address.  Please forward BackerKit and address questions tosupport@backerkit.com.

QUICK NOTE TO ELIMINATE FUTURE CONFUSION: KERNEL HACKERS WILL RECEIVE 4 C.H.I.P.s WITH THIS SHIPMENT WITH THEIR FIFTH C.H.I.P. ARRIVING WITH THEIR PocketC.H.I.P. IN MAY.

C.H.I.P. Boot Repair Tool

Alex, Wynter, Howie, and Crunch have been slamming on said tool to address issues with our first batch of production C.H.I.P.s. Each platform will be released as they’re ready, with Ubuntu delivered today, followed by Windows, with Mac OS rounding us out.

DOWNLOAD THE C.H.I.P. BOOT REPAIR TOOL FOR UBUNTU!

Yes, that is a paper clip putting C.H.I.P. into FEL mode for the C.H.I.P. Boot Repair Tool.

Check out the instructions at docs.getchip.com and join the community conversation on the NTC forums.  We’re seeing excellent support on the forums with C.H.I.P.sters sharing tips for other C.H.I.P.sters. If you discover something helpful, share it!

This has been developed and tested on Ubuntu 14.04.  While it may work on other versions, Ubuntu 14.04 is the only officially supported platform.

Special thanks to those dedicated C.H.I.P.sters determined to reflash their C.H.I.P.s.  Rest assured, FLASHING WILL BECOME EASIER, and the C.H.I.P. Boot Repair Tool is the first step.

This C.H.I.P. is ready to do computer things again!

SHIPPING UPDATES

December C.H.I.P.s have shipped! Many January C.H.I.P.s too! If you have not received your C.H.I.P., email ahoyahoy@nextthing.co.  We’ll find a way to get your C.H.I.P. to you!

Kernel Hacker Backers will receive 4 production C.H.I.P.s with their shipments this month. The fifth and final C.H.I.P. will ship with PocketC.H.I.P. in May.

February C.H.I.P.s are on target to ship by early February, if not before. Lock in your address at chip.backerkit.com by this Friday to assure a swift shipment.

March C.H.I.P.s are still on target for March, but it can’t hurt to update your address at chip.backerkit.com. Early bird gets the worm, or so we’ve been told.

PocketC.H.I.P.s and adapters are on schedule to ship by May.

All questions pertaining to BackerKit can be sent to support@backerkit.com.

Thanks for your continued patience and support. Stay Tuned!

mmmtc

hearts – Everyone at NTC (especially Alex, Wynter, Crunch, & Howie)

Dave, Alex, and Crunch, singularly focused on the Ubuntu C.H.I.P. Boot Repair Tool.