PocketC.H.I.P.’s Grand Day Out: Maker Faire Bay Area 2016

Last weekend we took Mega PocketC.H.I.P. and pockets full of PocketC.H.I.P.s to Maker Faire Bay Area. Attendees got a chance to play PICO-8 games, code them, and even got a peek at the PocketC.H.I.P. user interface.

This is the first time we’ve taken PocketC.H.I.P. to a public event and it did not disappoint. The booth was packed all weekend and Mega PocketC.H.I.P. won two Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbons from Make: magazine.

For those of you who were not able to make it out to the event, you’ll find some photos from the three days we spent at the Faire below. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth, it’s always a pleasure to meet C.H.I.P.sters and Pocketeers in person.

If you took any pictures of our booth, share them with us in our forums or tweet us @nextthingco.

We Won! The Make: editors awarded Mega PocketC.H.I.P. two Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon

We Won!


Miles and Quincy designed a great denim filled booth, where every pocket is filled with a PocketC.H.I.P..

Wise move to team up with Richard, he's a Celeste expert!

Wise move to team up with Richard, he’s a Celeste expert!

Miles keepin it real

Miles keepin it real at our packed booth.

Dave shared our design requirements for PocketC.H.I.P.

Dave shares some of the design decisions we made while building PocketC.H.I.P.


PocketC.H.I.P.s for every pocket!


Thomas showing off PocketC.H.I.P..

PICO-8 lets you play games and change the source code.

Reading the Celeste source code.

Tina sharing some PICO-8 tips.

Tina sharing some PICO-8 coding tips.


Warning! PocketC.H.I.P. is known to cause smiling!

Too focused on PICO-8 to smile for a photo with Miles.

Too focused on PICO-8 to smile for a photo with Miles.

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