C.H.I.P. Community Coders Unite!

C.H.I.P.sters are porting the Adafruit GPIO library, the Johnny-Five robotics framework, and Gobot to C.H.I.P.!

We’re excited that the community is working to get these projects fully working on C.H.I.P.. All three make it easier for people to write software that use C.H.I.P. to drive motors, blink and dim LEDs, and interface with buttons. Simply put, they make building projects a faster and more fun process. 

You should note, these projects are all works in progress. If you’re interested in helping out, the best way to get involved is to hop on the BBS or reach out to the developer directly.


xtacocorex from the NTC BBS is porting the Adafruit Python GPIO library to C.H.I.P.. Rather than using echo to write strings of text to /sys/class/gpio/gpio408/, the library let’s you use Python functions instead.

Frankly, it’s a lot easier to work with the python code, and it’s so much more readable. While the port is not fully implemented yet, you can keep track of the progress on our forum thread, and even start working with the code yourself.


Sandeep Mistry is in the process of writing a Johnny-Five I/O plug-in for C.H.I.P.. This enables code to be written for C.H.I.P. using the well established Johnny-five Javascript robotics framework.

The platform currently supports analog read, digital read & write, PWM, and I2C.


And finally, for all of you fans of Go, Hrishikesh Tapaswi recently wrote code to bring GoBot to C.H.I.P.. GoBot is a Go framework for robotics and currently supports a variety of i2c sensors and components.

For more, check out the full installation details and sample code on their site or read deadprogram‘s BBS post.

We Want to Know, How Are You Using C.H.I.P.?

Of course, we also enjoy seeing how you are using C.H.I.P. in your life. We love the unboxing tweets, images of custom enclosures, and even just shots of you using the computer.

Stab from the BBS built a Lego NES case for C.H.I.P.

Stab from the BBS built a Lego NES case for C.H.I.P.

Tell us what you’d doing with C.H.I.P. over on our BBS and be sure to tweet us @nextthingco. And if we’ve missed your project, make sure to let us know and we’ll help spread the word.

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