A small team of engineers and artists that make up Next Thing Co. launched a Kickstarter campaign today for Chip, their $ 9 single-board computer that boasts Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a larger processor than Raspberry Pi’s most powerful models.
The tiny device runs a 1 GHz R8 ARM processor, and comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. In comparison, the Raspberry Pi B and B+ models feature a 900 MHz quad-core ARM Cortex 7 processor. The Chip comes with a built-in composite output to connect to monitors and supports adapters for VGA or HDMI. It runs Debian Linux and comes preloaded with the Scratch programming language for those who might be new to coding.
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