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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Multiplayer Fragfest: Quake III PocketC.H.I.P. LAN Party!


Party like it’s 1999 with Quake III Open Arena on PocketC.H.I.P.!

Released in December of 1999, Quake III Arena lives on today thanks to the Open Arena Project. This community maintained project uses the open source code from id Software’s classic shooter and updates it to run on new systems and add extra features and levels.

Open Arena is easy to install on PocketC.H.I.P., and with the new 3D acceleration driver, the game is screaming fast. And just like the DOOM LAN party, your Quake III party will work with another PocketC.H.I.P. or Quake III playing device—like Mega PocketC.H.I.P.!

With all the fragging, you also may want to customize the PocketC.H.I.P. keyboard, check out these popular mods. Have a great LAN party!
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Build Your Own C.H.I.P.Station Portable


Readers with a sharp eye will notice that this PlayStation Portable (PSP) is rocking a C.H.I.P.ster logo. But this isn’t a fancy PSP desktop wallpaper, this PSP isn’t even really a PSP at all, this is a C.H.I.P.Station Portable (or CSP for short).

The latest work of C.H.I.P.ster JKW, C.H.I.P.Station Portable uses the stock PSP buttons, screen, and case, but replaces all of the other electronic guts with a C.H.I.P. and a custom DIP. You don’t have to wait in line for this custom console, it’s all open source, so you can build your own!

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Support Open Source Software & Hardware on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is in full swing and we stand alongside our friends at Adafruit, Hackaday, and Make: encouraging you to support open source software and hardware projects.

Show your support by shopping at companies that sell open source product, and consider donating to open organizations like the Open Software Iniative and Wikipedia. Or simply support the cause by helping to spread the word. Share your favorite open source projects and make sure to tag the post #OpenCyberMonday.
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This C.H.I.P.-powered Art Project Can Read Your Mind

Inhibition, a C.H.I.P.-powered electroencephalogram (EEG) headset, is the latest work of Marinos Koutsomichalis, a creative technologist and scholar interested in the interplay between humans and machines.

Commissioned by Onassis Cultural Centre and Ars Electronica for the Hybrids group exhibition, the piece is on display in the Athens, Greece through the end of January 2017.

EEG is traditionally known as a medical test for the human brain that’s been around since the 1920s. Electrodes are placed on the head to monitor and record voltage fluctuations between neurons in the brain. Doctors use this data to help diagnose abnormalities in brain functioning that could suggest preconditions for epileptic seizures or indicate the patient has sustained a head trauma. It’s a medical technology that reveals fundamental brain health, but recently there is a crop of new applications for EEG, such as Inhibition .

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