Watch Star Wars on PocketC.H.I.P.

With the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story tonight, we gathered around PocketC.H.I.P. to watch Episode IV in ASCII.

It’s an old internet trick to use telnet to watch Episode IV, but it’s so much cooler on PocketC.H.I.P.! Here’s how you can do it with your PocketC.H.I.P. and H/T to Pocketeer Meowter_space for reminding us.

1. Install Telnet

Tap the Terminal on your PocketC.H.I.P. and type the following command, then press enter.
sudo apt update && sudo apt install telnet

Note: You’ll need an internet connection for this to work.

2. PocketC.H.I.P. & Chill

Use telnet to connect to the special Star Wars server.

Note: If the text is too big to properly display, use the minus symbol in the terminal to make it smaller.


What’s your favorite Star Wars movie? Tell us in the comments below and tweet us your Star Wars PocketC.H.I.P. photos, we can’t wait to see them!

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I can’t seem to get sound from this? any ideas why it may not be coming through? it’s a fresh install other than the minecraft addition

There’s no audio. This hack, is using telnet (an old “version” of ssh) to recibe ascii characters, and nothing more.

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