What is the Cheap computer "CHIP" with only 1000 yen?

As a single board computer that can be acquired in thousands of yen, "Raspberry Pi (raspberry pie)Although famous, these electronic craft fans called "Maker" to learn programming and make original electronic gadget with inexpensive computers are proliferating all over the world. Meanwhile, one board computer of a super-discount of 9 dollars (about 1000 yen) that seems to significantly reduce hurdles to Maker "CHIP"Has appeared.

You can understand what kind of computer board is CHIP by watching the following movie.

CHIP The World's First Nine Dollar Computer by Next Thing Co - YouTube

This is the world's first computer, "CHIP", for only $ 9 (about 1000 yen).

CHIP can be connected to display with composite cable, VGA cable, HDMI cable.

CHIP can save document files on onboard storage and can enjoy the net since it has built-in Wi-Fi module.

You can also play games with a Bluetooth connected game controller.

This is a dedicated terminal equipped with a keyboard · touch screen "Pocket CHIP".

If you install CHIP on the back ... ...

You can carry and enjoy CHIP anytime and anywhere.

CHIP is a computer with just $ 9 (about 1000 yen), a computing tool that everyone can use, such as students, researchers, the elderly, artists and hackers.

CHIP has 1 GHz processor, 512 MB DDR 3 memory, 4 GB flash memory storage. It also supports IEEE 802.11b / g / n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

What is installed is the OS called "open source" "CHIP OS", and the UI looks like this. Consideration is given so that anyone can work easily.

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You can also learn the basics of programming with a pre-installed tool called "Scratch". It is a mechanism that even beginners of computers can use it happily.

If you use Pocket Chip further, CHIP changes to mobile terminal quickly. Equipped with 4.3 inch (470 × 272) touch screen, it can be used for 5 hours continuously with built-in battery.

In order to sell CHIP at a price of 9 dollars (about 1000 yen) at a super price, mass production is indispensable, so the developerNext ThingIs a cloud funding siteKickstarterWe are recruiting 50,000 dollars (about 6 million yen) as funds necessary for mass production.

In the CHIP project, CHIP is invested for 9 dollars (about 1000 yen), CHIP + VGA output adapter with 19 dollars (about 2300 yen) investment, CHIP + HDMI adapter with $ 24 (about 2900 yen) investment, $ 49 5900 yen), you can get CHIP + Pocket CHIP.

The deadline for investing in the CHIP project is until 6:00 pm on June 7, 2015.

CHIP - The World's First Nine Dollar Computer by Next Thing Co. - Kickstarter

in Hardware, Posted by darkhorse_log