Get Inspired By These Community Made PocketC.H.I.P. Hacks!

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.

Whether it’s taking a quick pic for twitter, writing a post on our forums, or creating a project on Imgur, we love seeing what you’re doing with your rewards!

Family Time Becomes Hacking Time with PocketC.H.I.P.

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.

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Jose helping Richard, Kurtz, and Dr. K. add a speaker to PocketC.H.I.P.

We can’t wait to see what parents, grandparents, and all the kids make with PocketC.H.I.P..


Eat Your Vegetables And Unbox PocketC.H.I.P.!

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.!


Hack the Home Screen

here Custom PocketC.H.I.P. icons!

Customize PocketC.H.I.P.’s home screen icons via imgur

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!


Retro Game Like It’s the 90s!

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.

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.

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Ari rocking the PockulusC.H.I.P.


PocketC.H.I.P. with Friends!

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.


Read Cool Zines!

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.


Reading all the tweets!

Send us all your unboxing experiences @nextthingco or on Facebook. And join our forums to meet other C.H.I.P.sters just like you.

Just like Joe, we read all the #PocketCHIP tweets.

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