The Clear Case for C.H.I.P. (also pre-orders are open)
Hope those of you who celebrate it had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We here at NTC certainly enjoyed the time and turkey with our friends and families. Thanksgiving in the rearview means today is Cyber Monday! Cyber Monday means C.H.I.P. pre-orders are open! Until 12 am PST, you can #GetCHIP for $8 at getchip.com using the promo code GETCHIP!
Want more C.H.I.P.s?! Go for it! You can now pre-order up to 5 C.H.I.P.s at once!
C.H.I.P. 1.0 Design + C.H.I.P. Case!
With PVT (Production Verification Testing) done, we are almost ready to kick off production batch 1 of C.H.I.P. 1.0! Extra thanks to backers like @rickyroberson and who made some excellent design critiques which helped improve the C.H.I.P.'s final design. ¡Viva Open Hardware! Check out the (very, very close to) final design!
Same size. Same components. Same functionality. We've made a change from the smaller R8m (our Alpha C.H.I.P. processor) to the larger R8, which are functionally identical. Because of sourcing complications and repackaging costs for the R8m, we've chosen to move forward with the R8 to remain on time and on budget.
So the processor is now on the back of the C.H.I.P.?
Sure is. Doing this allowed us to keep both our functionality and our form factor, the latter of which is especially important for PocketC.H.I.P. To protect the processor, every Kickstarter C.H.I.P. will come with a case, absolutely free!
SHIPPING UPDATE! (now with dates!!!)
December C.H.I.P.s are currently scheduled to ship from Shenzhen, China the week of December 21st! Shipping times are estimated to be 7-9 days.
As such, December C.H.I.P. backers should receive an address confirmation email today from BackerKit.
January C.H.I.P.s are still on schedule for January. February C.H.I.P.s in February. March C.H.I.P.s in March. PocketC.H.I.P.s and the HDMI & VGA adapters are still on schedule for May. If you are curious when your Kickstarter reward is scheduled to ship, please check your pledge.
Any additional C.H.I.P. added in BackerKit will ship with your earliest C.H.I.P. Any accessory added in BackerKit will ship in May (with your existing shipment if that applies to you).
Want your C.H.I.P. shipped to you instead of someone who is not you? Submit, update, or verify your shipping address through BackerKit at chip.backerkit.com.
Pre-orders are estimated to ship by June of 2016, beginning after Kickstarter rewards are fulfilled.
You may notice the shipping prices on pre-order C.H.I.P.s vary slightly from where they were during the campaign. While some have adjusted up, the vast majority have adjusted down. This is the result of the tireless effort by Ari, our maven of international shipping logistics. We understand this was a cause for concern for many during the campaign, and we've spent the months since endeavoring to become the world's most affordable computer to your doorstep. Ari (and the rest of the team of course) has found a solution we believe will work, thanks in no small part to your support as an early adopter.
We cannot wait to get you your C.H.I.P.s! Stay tuned!
mmmtc (much, much more to come)
╭( ･ㅂ･)و - Everyone @nextthingco