Does anybody has any real technical experienace in using "9$ C.H.I.P" board ?

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by AA7EJ, Oct 1, 2018.

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  1. AA7EJ

    AA7EJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looks as a reasonable alternative to supporting "charitable institution" hawking Raspberry Zero.
    I already spend $15 on their "$5 computer". Something about false advertisement must not be in UK vocabulary.

    I have seen u-tube demo, but noted rumors about "manufacturer going bankrupt".

    What got my attentions was "64bits OS" and no SD , but u-tube demonstrator spend time struggling with opening anti-static bags. Bummer.

    73 Shirley
  2. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Unfortunately, the CHIP appears to be defunct. I did play with one, but found it to be less powerful and clunkier to use than the PI. I still have it in a box somewhere.

    About the Pi Zero costing $15: you must be shopping at the wrong vendor. Adafruit has Pi Zeros at $5, which is exactly what the Pi Foundation advertises. They also have the Pi Zero W, with wifi built in for $10.... and the Pi Zero W with headers soldered in place for $14. That seems reasonable to me.
  3. AA7QQ

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  4. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    There is always a RISC when using a Raspberry.
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