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Author Topic: CHIP - $9, 1GHz single-board computer  (Read 1607 times)

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CHIP - $9, 1GHz single-board computer
« on: May 22, 2015, 09:55:32 am »
Geez, even when I know how fast tech advances, I'm still surprised at how fast tech advances:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598272670/chip-the-worlds-first-9-computer

Specs:
  • 1GHz SoC
  • Mali400 GPU with OpenGLES 2.0 (and OpenVG 1.1)
  • 512MB DDR2 RAM
  • 4GB on-board Flash storage
  • USB (micro and standard)
  • Composite Video (HDMI & VGA Out via adapter)
  • Headphone audio out, Mic in
  • Single board, 60 x 40 mm (roughly credit-card sized)
  • Three mounting holes (a simple but important feature!)



Ought to run MAME like a champ, and is smaller than a joystick.

I've got a bartop that I've been too embarrassed to show, because it's got a Mac Mini hanging out the back... my plan to use a RPi was foiled because I couldn't get the video I needed out of it.  I'm getting me one of these and sticking it inside.  I will probably get another one for my full-sized cabinet too, where it will be so small, most people would open the back and say "Where's the dang computer?!?"

(Apologies if this has already been discussed... I did a quick search but didn't see anything about it here.)

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Re: CHIP - $9, 1GHz single-board computer
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2015, 10:26:46 am »
Yeah, we've already discussed this. Thanks for playing.  >:D
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Re: CHIP - $9, 1GHz single-board computer
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2015, 12:06:00 pm »
Oops.  My bad.  I'll search more thoroughly next time!

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Re: CHIP - $9, 1GHz single-board computer
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2015, 12:07:12 pm »
Oops.  My bad.  I'll search more thoroughly next time!

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Re: CHIP - $9, 1GHz single-board computer
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2015, 03:15:07 pm »
Here it is incase any late comers are wondering.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,145352.msg1511411.html#msg1511411

There is nothing embarrassing about trying to get feed back and input on trying to fix your bar top. What kind of video issues are you having with the R-pi? Some one here may be able to help.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2015, 04:21:23 pm by Locke141 »

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Re: CHIP - $9, 1GHz single-board computer
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2015, 04:42:05 pm »
they got my money.
but i'm still not paying for a vga or hdmi adaptor. :)