A new Raspberry Zero contender- C.H.I.P.

The Next Thing Co just released a $9 single board computer that uses an Armv7 chip, 512mb ram, 4gb storage and built in wifi. Just ordered a couple of this. Hope it works with xojo

http://getchip.com/

They running a cyber Monday special at $1 off per unit.

Let us know if it’s able to run Xojo apps. I’d be interested in taking it for a spin.

Looks like shipping is not until June. I was going to get one just for kicks, but I figure I’ll just wait since it’s 6 months out.

only drawback is that it has only composite video output compared to the pi zero that has a hdmi output
but it is an arm7, has built in wifi, and 4gb storage the pi zero does not have
so definitely better than a pi zero even if it is $9 …
would be so nice if it can run xojo apps …

There are add on boards for CHIP that add HDMI or VGA.
There’s also PocketCHIP.

Looks nice! Think I might order one when I can just to try it out :slight_smile:

[quote=232967:@Edwin Lau]The Next Thing Co just released a $9 single board computer that uses an Armv7 chip, 512mb ram, 4gb storage and built in wifi. Just ordered a couple of this. Hope it works with xojo

http://getchip.com/

They running a cyber Monday special at $1 off per unit.[/quote]

Allwinner A13 = ARMv7 so xojo should be able to run right?

One C.H.I.P pre-ordered just for the fun of it.
A quick look at it says there are both pros and cons compared to the Raspberry Pi Zero (should be in the mail this week) :slight_smile:

[quote=232978:@Jean-Yves Pochez]only drawback is that it has only composite video output compared to the pi zero that has a hdmi output
but it is an arm7, has built in wifi, and 4gb storage the pi zero does not have
so definitely better than a pi zero even if it is $9 …
would be so nice if it can run xojo apps …[/quote]

I actually plan to install the xojo web app on it so display probably isn’t too big an issue. There is still an old lcd tv which supports composite in the house.

At the back of my mind, I do plan to build some monitoring device for my plants.

I ordered some chips but am having some second thoughts. Since the HDMI port goes onto the GPIO headers so I don’t know if GPIO can be used for something else while having a display adaptor on it or not.

There are a lot of unanswered questions on chip I guess.

In theory yes, is the compiler target for ARM. Framework compatible… It depends on how close to Raspbian it is. I honestly have no clue… :slight_smile:

Ponch gives this a ‘thumbs up’!

From the faq, it looks like it comes installed with Ubuntu

https://nextthingco.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/201702957-Getting-Started-with-C-H-I-P-