Be the Boss with PocketC.H.I.P. Karaoke

No need to wait for your song to come on at the local karaoke joint anymore. You can now queue up all those hair metal ballads, Britpop hits, and good ole American heartland rock ‘n’ roll you’ve dreamt of belting out with your friends on PocketC.H.I.P. Karaoke!

I ❤️ karaoke. It brings so much Satisfaction and adds to my Lust for Life. Whether you are in Funkytown, the local dive bar (you know the one) or a Love Shack, it always livens up the party. When I found Pykaraoke in the Debian repositories, I knew this was the software PocketC.H.I.P. was Born to Run.

The best part is this build takes a minimal investment of energy with a maximum return of good times. Enough chit chat, Let’s Get It Started!

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Watch YouTube Live Streams, Cat Videos, and Much, Much More on PocketC.H.I.P.

Recently Pocketeer Jet Jaguar posted an image on Twitter showing a PocketC.H.I.P. playing a video segment from a professional sports-ball halftime show (known to sports fans as the TNT NBA halftime show – Go Dubs!). Since the image was just a still people, including me, wanted to know what the video performance was like and how Jet Jaguar managed to get it working.

After a bit of tinkering with PocketC.H.I.P., I was able to get YouTube streaming working too. Video playback is smooth, and the audio is in sync with the frame rate. Of course, to hear this you’ll have to add a speaker to PocketC.H.I.P. (here’s how) or use headphones. Anyway, here’s how to get your PocketC.H.I.P. setup for binge watching cat videos.

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to include installation instructions for playing YouTube live streams in addition to regular YouTube videos. See Step 4. for details.

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Light Up Your PocketC.H.I.P. Cyberpunk Style

In the wake of Cyberpunk Your Summer campaign, we’ve been repeatedly asked one question: How do I make my PocketC.H.I.P. glow like that? By popular demand, here it is, your Cyberpunk PocketC.H.I.P. LED & El Wire tutorial!

I had seen the EL Wire PocketC.H.I.P. project by Pocketeer 5t4rw1nd in the forums and decided to give it a go. It was rad, but I needed a bit more case illumination for our planned night time cyberpunk photoshoot. That’s when it hit me. I made a few tweaks and threw LEDs into the mix. With the combination of EL Wire and LEDs the hack really took off. Plus, I used a power inverter and DC step-up, so I made it all glow using only PocketC.H.I.P.’s internal battery.

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The PocketC.H.I.P. Cyberpunk Adventure Guide

The Year 2017An underground community of Pocketeers are creating their own cyberpunk future, hacking their PocketC.H.I.P.s far beyond a traditional game console. What follows is a guide to join their ranks. Jack in. Hack the Planet. Dream of Electric Sheep.

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Train your PocketC.H.I.P. to Train your Digimon!

With some clever hardware hacking and their first python script, NTC forum user directive0 transformed PocketC.H.I.P. into a Virtual Digimon Trainer.

The whole virtual pet phenomenon hit while I was a teenager. Many of my classmates had their Digimon confiscated due to an urgent feeding in the middle of class. Feedings couldn’t be missed. It was always worth the risk. How else were we to ensure our Digital Monsters would be battle ready come recess?

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