C.H.I.P.s, DIPs, and PocketC.H.I.P.s are arriving in mailboxes throughout the world, and C.H.I.P.sters and Pocketeers are sharing their first impressions.
— Jd Michaels (@cabseverywhere) June 16, 2016
PocketC.H.I.P. might not fit in every young Pocketeer’s pocket just yet, but that doesn’t mean they’re too young to to start hacking. Use PICO-8 to teach a bit of programming, compose music with SunVox, or learn how to hack hardware and add a speaker.
The docs are a great place to draw inspiration for your next project.
We can’t wait to see what parents, grandparents, and all the kids make with PocketC.H.I.P..
— Tiny Cartridge (@tinycartridge) June 5, 2016
Outfit with a salad spinner, kale, and PocketC.H.I.P., Tiny Cartridge headed to the kitchen to unbox and bake chips. Talk about hacking an unboxing! This is almost certainly the first kitchen unboxing, but shouldn’t be the last.
These chips look delicious! Just make sure not to eat the one that comes in PocketC.H.I.P.!
BladeMaverick has already figured out how to change the default icons and applications on the PocketC.H.I.P. home screen. Check out this impressive tutorial on Imgur and make sure to share with us your customized screenshots!
— RetroGamesCollector (@RetroGamesColl) June 10, 2016
By installing applications like Mednafen, C.H.I.P.sters are using PocketC.H.I.P. to explore the massive world of retro video game emulation. Mednafen supports more than ten different retro consoles and 0xicl33n has a nice write-up on the forums to help you get started.
Nick Thorpe got PocketC.H.I.P. and immediately installed Doom. For those wanted to try it too, check out the Chocolate Doom project.
Messing around with a PocketCHIP. What can it do? Doom, obviously. Everything runs Doom. My oven runs Doom. pic.twitter.com/feosBKjgAJ
— Nick Thorpe (@HKT3030) June 8, 2016
And don’t just run the emulation software, hack the hardware too! Here’s how we transformed PocketC.H.I.P into PockulusC.H.I.P., the world’s most affordable VR-console. Yes, it does play Virtual Boy games.
— hannah (@isabelboyd) June 14, 2016
NoelFB, isabelboyd, and MllePilgrim shared a fun dual unboxing shot on twitter. Eagle-eyed readers will spot some cool BMO art too!
PocketC.H.I.P. is more fun with friends, so checkout the ongoing forum discussion about starting local C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P. meetups. Who knows, you might just find out there’s another Pocketeer near you.
— Bodge (@bodgetastic) June 6, 2016
Bodge made a smart buy scooping up a print version of the awesome PICO-8 Fanzine. PICO-8 is a game console that’s preinstalled on PocketC.H.I.P. and a perfect way for you to make your first video game. Whether you hack one of the 1000s of existing open source games or write your own from scratch, the PICO-8 zine is a must read!
Here are a few other PICO-8 resources to help you get started.
— Joe Steinbring™ (@steinbring) June 14, 2016
Just like Joe, we read all the #PocketCHIP tweets.