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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.

C.H.I.P. Happens! aka Mass Production Has Begun! \(•◡•)/

Posted by Next Thing Co. (Creator)

C.H.I.P.s are flying off the line in Shenzhen!  Tested. Approved.  Ready to ship!

Last month, with our deadline on the line, Wynter and Gus hitched a ride to join Vanessa in Shenzhen to make C.H.I.P. happen.  (Wynter's first time outside stateside) Wonder what life's like making C.H.I.P.s in China? View the video!

C.H.I.P. visits the Computer History Museum!

Want to see C.H.I.P. in action?!  Head over to the Tech & Tinsel Holiday Product Demo Night at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View!  C.H.I.P. will be doing computer things and maybe running a few projects as well! (ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ).  

Join team NTC from 6-9 PST!

C.H.I.P. will be there. So will bananas. Will you?
C.H.I.P. will be there. So will bananas. Will you?


We've made a list and we've checked it twice.  Naughty or nice, December C.H.I.P.s are coming to town (imminently)!  December C.H.I.P.sters should visit to submit, update, or verify their addresses.  The sooner you are in the system, the sooner we can ship you your C.H.I.P.

January C.H.I.P.sters! Great news! We made too many C.H.I.P.s and we want you in queue!  Keep your eyes peeled for an address confirmation email from BackerKit today! ╭( ・ㅂ・)و 

February C.H.I.P.s still on target for February. March C.H.I.P.s for March. HDMI & VGA adapters and PocketC.H.I.P.s for May.  Stay Tuned! Your time will come soon!

mmmtc (much much more to come)

\(•◡•)/ - Everyone @nextthingco (especially Wynter, Gus, and Vanessa)


That is one big pile of C.H.I.P.s - Alex
That is one big pile of C.H.I.P.s - Alex
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    1. Paul Capestany on

      @Michael Lee: I also had only the city and zip code shown in my tracking status pages—I double-checked to make sure my full address was indeed in my BackerKit info, so I'm not sure what's going on. Also, I haven't gotten any updates to my tracking info since the package arrived in the US (NY) 4 days ago... :(

    2. Michael Lee on

      Hey i got the email tracking number for my chip but it does not have my address on it as the ship to. Only the city and zip code.

    3. Evan H. on

      Will there be any tracking numbers sent via email? :D

    4. Jason Chau on

      I'm a May 2016 backer. Should I fill in the BackerKit now?

    5. fmotta on

      @Jeff: I am always looking at systems like C.H.I.P. and more. Your other alternatives sound interesting. But, I am excited to get my C.H.I.P. I have ideas that are similar to the Kinoma-like use cases except less javascript-based.

    6. bonuswavepilot

      @Jeff - you got some high standards for a kickstarter dude. This is one of the best updated and most on-time projects I've backed!

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      Stephan on

      Jeff, sometimes you just have to have a face to face meeting.

      I'm also curious as to the other options coming to market that you mention. I've not been paying much attention lately, but I have a very specific interest in lower power systems so I'd be interested in anything you've heard of (that isn't the pi zero).

    8. Jeff on

      I might be in the minority, but I'm no longer excited about this project. By the time it actually ships, there will be plenty of boards available that are cheaper and more powerful and include things like HDMI. I already see several promising options coming to market. I also wonder how much is being spent on travel by these guys. Every update seems to include someone, or several someones, traveling to China, at times for no apparent necessary reason. Maybe these things could cost even less if our money was being spent wisely. I can't see how this bodes well for the future of this comany if they hope to continue to produce new products at a reasonable cost in a very competitive space.

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      Lisa Berg on

      Fantastic! Congratulations :)

    10. Gabriel Rotar

      These little videos you guys have been posting are awesome, almost dread having my chip delivered just for the fact that the videos will end. Hope you will continue the series with teh accessories manufacturing as well ^_^.

    11. fmotta on

      Awesome info! Thanks for the update.

    12. Katrina Hennessy

      @Dan Mandle - if you go to the campaign page and look at the tier you backed it provides an estimated ship date.

    13. Dan Mandle on

      How do we find out what month our C.H.I.P.s will be shipping?

    14. ephektz on

      Great stuff. Excited to have production units in hand.