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Built for work, play, and everything in between!   \(•◡•)/
Built for work, play, and everything in between!   \(•◡•)/
39,560 backers pledged $2,071,927 to help bring this project to life.

PUT AI IN YOUR CAR FOR $49! New C.H.I.P. Kickstarter Live!

Posted by Next Thing Co. (Creator)
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Meet Dashbot, the $49 robot for your dashboard!

Yesterday we launched the Dashbot Kickstarter campaign, our next C.H.I.P. powered product.

Dashbot is the world’s first AI-powered hands-free car kit, designed so you can keep your smartphone in your pocket while you drive. It provides simple visual cues and 100% voice control for you maps, messages, and music (including voice support for Spotify, NPR One, ESPN Radio, among others).

Dashbot installs in seconds, works in any car, keeps your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. And like all NTC products, it’s completely open source.

We need your support to get Dashbot on the road. Back us on Kickstarter today! (And don’t forget to tell your friends! Tag us on Twitter and Facebook!)

Thanks for your ongoing support. Let’s get Dashbot on the road!

Everyone @ NTC

The NTC crew says thanks!
The NTC crew says thanks!

 

 

GR8 News! 3D Acceleration on C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P., and Free PICO-8 For All C.H.I.P.s

Posted by Next Thing Co. (Creator)
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C.H.I.P.sters!

First things first! We want to make sure all our backers have received their rewards. If you’ve still not received the reward you pledged for, please confirm your address at track.getchip.com. If you have any issues, email us at ahoyahoy@nextthing.co, and we’ll take care of it!

Now for the GR8 news! 

 

We’ve updated the software for both C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P. by adding a driver for 3D acceleration! We’ve already seen Pocketeers fragging with Quake III and running Kodi. Updating is simple with our new and improved Chrome web flasher

As an extra bonus for updating, C.H.I.P.s with Hynix flash storage will receive an additional 4GB of space. That’s right! Double the storage. It’s as simple as heading to flash.getchip.com. Update today!

We want to say thank you once again; we’d never be where we are without your support. Seeing your projects and stories on Twitter, Facebook, and the NTC forum is awesome. And don't miss our blog where we highlight some of our favorite content. Keep sharing!

Stay tuned. Much, much more to come.

everyone@NTC

Rewards Are Arriving! Let's Finish Fulfillment!

Posted by Next Thing Co. (Creator)
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C.H.I.P.sters and Pocketeers!

C.H.I.P.s and PocketC.H.I.P.s are landing in C.H.I.P.sters’ hands across the planet. More are shipping and arriving every day. Please tweet, facebook, or email with your first impressions, first tasks, and first hacks! We can’t wait to see!

 

REMINDER: Confirm your address to get your Kickstarter reward!

If you haven’t confirmed, now is the time! It only takes two minutes with CHIPPING: The Premiere C.H.I.P. Shipping Utility. We have TONS of pre-order folks chomping at the bit to join the C.H.I.P.ster community, but we want ship your Kickstarter reward first.

Please confirm your address by June 18th. Confirming before June 18th will ensure that your pledge goes out before pre-orders start shipping.

 

Feedback & Troubleshooting!

You are among the first group to receive C.H.I.P.s, DIPs, and PocketC.H.I.P.s and we need your help to get better. If you have any feedback, issues or questions, email us at ahoyahoy@nextthing.co.

One of the best parts of being a C.H.I.P.ster is the community! The forums are bristling with activity and are a great resource to find new tips, tricks, and answers to questions.

 

 

POST KS Updates = Blog

We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing, but we won’t be posting everything here. For new information, projects, and general fun times check out the NTC Blog.

Learn what the community has brewing, check out our C.H.I.P. projects, go behind the scenes and discover what inspires us. There are always new posts! Just last week, Jose hacked a speaker into PocketC.H.I.P. Check it out!

 

Duties & Taxes

All shipments outside of the United States may be subject to additional duties and taxes. These are based on the value of the items in your pledge. Each country has a different cutoff amount. For more information, check your national government’s customs policies.

EMAIL > KICKSTARTER MESSAGES

If you need to contact us, email ahoyahoy@nextthing.co, rather than using Kickstarter as a third party. There is an issue with the integration between ZenDesk, our customer service platform, and Kickstarter messages. 

We read and respond to every Kickstarter message, but have found that our responses through ZenDesk get lost instead of getting back to you. We are working to resolve the issue moving forward. Again, for questions and support, email ahoyahoy@nextthing.co.

Stay Tuned! 

\(•◡•)/ - everyone at NTC (especially Ari and Jake)

Ari and Jake, working hard to finish up Kickstarter fulfillment
Ari and Jake, working hard to finish up Kickstarter fulfillment

 

A Quick Thank You (and a peek behind the scenes)

Posted by Next Thing Co. (Creator)
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C.H.I.P.sters and Pocketeers!

A year ago today, our C.H.I.P. Kickstarter campaign closed. When we started, we had no idea we would receive this much support from our backers. Your enthusiasm has kept us motivated and we couldn’t be more excited that rewards are making their way into the world.

It has been, and will continue to be a pleasure having you along for the ride. Thanks for your love and support. None of this would be possible without you. With the campaign coming to a close, we thought you might enjoy a short peek behind the scenes of our Kickstarter video! Enjoy!

 

ADDRESS CONFIRMATIONS

If you’ve confirmed your address, we’re shipping your rewards as fast as we can. If you haven’t confirmed your address, what are you waiting for?! Head to track.getchip.com and we’ll get your reward shipment in the queue.

PLEASE NOTE: We are only confirming and shipping Kickstarter rewards right now. If you are also a getchip.com pre-order customer, those confirmations and shipments will begin in the latter half of June.

DUTIES & TAXES

All shipments outside of the United States may be subject to additional duties and taxes. These are based on the value of the items in your pledge. Each country has a different cutoff amount. For more information, check your national government’s customs policies.

EMAIL > KICKSTARTER MESSAGES

If you need to contact us, email ahoyahoy@nextthing.co, rather than using Kickstarter as a third party.

There is an issue with the integration between ZenDesk, our customer service platform, and Kickstarter messages. We read and respond to every Kickstarter message, but have found that our responses through ZenDesk get lost instead of getting back to you. We are working to resolve the issue moving forward.

Again, for questions and support, email ahoyahoy@nextthing.co.

POST-KICKSTARTER

We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing, but we won’t be posting everything here. For new information, projects, and general fun times, check out the NTC Blog.

Learn about what the community has brewing, check out our C.H.I.P. projects, go behind the scenes, and check out what’s inspiring us. There are always new posts!

Stay Tuned. There is much, much more to come.

\(•◡•)/

- hearts everyone at NTC

Everyone at NTC pre-campaign (minus Vanessa)
Everyone at NTC pre-campaign (minus Vanessa)

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New Version of the C.H.I.P. Operating System - Great for DIPs!

Posted by Next Thing Co. (Creator)
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C.H.I.P.sters and Pocketeers!

 

Alex and the rest of the software team have released the first major software update to C.H.I.P.! The most important addition is support for HDMI and VGA DIPs.

If you pledged for HDMI and VGA DIPs, you’ll need to update your C.H.I.P. for them to work together. Luckily, Howie and Tina built the C.H.I.P. flasher, which works directly from the Chrome web browser. It takes less than 10 minutes.

To get your C.H.I.P. ready for the DIPs, head to flash.getchip.com and click GUI 4.4.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A C.H.I.P. that supports DIPs does not support PocketC.H.I.P. and vice versa. C.H.I.P.s can be reflashed to work with either, just not both at the same time. Alex and the software team are working to make everything work nicely together so that future releases will be compatible with DIPs and PocketC.H.I.P. at the same time.

Those curious can head to the NTC forums to check out Crunch’s release notes.

NEW DOCS!!!

 

We’ve renovated our docs page to house new additions to the C.H.I.P. docs family: PocketC.H.I.P. and DIPs! If you want to learn more about our products, head to docs.getchip.com!

ADDRESS CONFIRMATIONS

If you’ve confirmed your address, we’re shipping your rewards as fast as we can. If you haven’t confirmed your address, what are you waiting for?! Head to track.getchip.com and we’ll get your reward shipment in the queue.

PLEASE NOTE: We are only confirming and shipping Kickstarter rewards right now. If you are also a getchip.com pre-order customer, those confirmations and shipments will begin in the latter half of June.

DUTIES & TAXES

All shipments outside of the United States may be subject to additional duties and taxes. These are based on the value of the items in your pledge. Each country has a different cutoff amount. For more information, check your national government’s customs policies.

POST-KICKSTARTER

We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing, but we won’t be posting everything here. For new information, projects, and general fun times, check out the NTC Blog.

Learn about what the community has brewing, check out our C.H.I.P. projects, go behind the scenes, and check out what’s inspiring us. There are always new posts!

EMAIL > KICKSTARTER MESSAGES

If you need to contact us, email ahoyahoy@nextthing.co, rather than using Kickstarter as a third party.

There is an issue with the integration between ZenDesk, our customer service platform, and Kickstarter messages. We read and respond to every Kickstarter message, but have found that our responses through ZenDesk get lost instead of getting back to you. We are working to resolve the issue moving forward.

Again, for questions and support, email ahoyahoy@nextthing.co.

Stay Tuned. MMMTC.

∠( ᐛ 」∠)_  - everyone at NTC