|Introducing: the C.H.I.P.
There are many reasons why I was so excited about this delivery. I had waited for this device the longest. I had spent the most money on it. The device has the most interesting features in my opinion. The PocketC.H.I.P. is just pure awesomeness. And there's probably more reasons.
|Top view and bottom view
|Safe and well
|In NTC Pink!
|You'll have no reason to use the wrong header
For comparison's sake, let's just put it side to side with a Raspberry (it's a model 2B).
|They're quite different - at least, to the trained eye
|The power of threes!
Compared to the Pi ZeroThe Chip lives in the same product space as the Pi Zero. It's the closest product in size and cost, and its specs are in fact rather similar. Let's put the two side by side.
|Fighting for <$10 mastery
|That's TWO computers!
Putting the Zero on top of the Chip, shows how close in size they are. The Zero actually fits so nicely between the GPIO headers of the Chip that it almost looks like there's only one board there. When talking about height, though, the story is a bit different.
|No competition there...
The extrasI backed at the "All the things" level, so there's more things that were in the package. Let's have a look.
|All the things!
There's the two C.H.I.P.s, the HDMI extension board, the VGA extension board, the Composite cables (which we already looked at) and the PocketC.H.I.P. Though it's a bit outside of the scope of the single-board computer - and a bit more expensive, I really like the PocketC.H.I.P. so let's have a closer look at it.]
|Not truly pocket-size, is it?
|On the other side...
|Jumpin' 'n' Dashin'
The whole familySince this was the last of the boards I was expecting, let's all pose together for a photo.
|Clearly, if a board's green, it must be a Raspberry
And finallyBefore I end this blogpost, there's one more thing I've got to do. You see, I've completely forgotten the shot with the pen for comparison. So here you go:
|Same pen as before.