Flash C.H.I.P. from your Web Browser - So Shiny! So Chrome!
Mass production of PocketC.H.I.P.s and adapter boards are kicking off soon and shipping is still on track for May, but this was too exciting not to share! Check out Dave flashing C.H.I.P. from the Chrome web browser (and playing a little on PocketC.H.I.P.)!
C.H.I.P.s come pre-flashed with an operating system because we felt it should be usable out of the box. Installing an operating system can be an arduous process, especially when you're raring to get started. We've definitely felt it ourselves…heck, even our own C.H.I.P. flashing process was arduous...until now!
Howie and Tina took to the challenge of a simple C.H.I.P. flasher and came back with our new C.H.I.P. web flasher for Google Chrome, now available in its Alpha Release. So what's that mean?
You can now replace the operating system on your C.H.I.P. from your computer, directly from the Chrome web browser. Just head to flash.getchip.com, and follow the on-screen instructions. All you'll need is a C.H.I.P., a micro USB cable, a jumper wire or a paper clip, a computer with the Chrome web browser, and around 7 minutes. Keep in mind, this will replace the ENTIRETY of your C.H.I.P.'s storage. If there's anything you want to keep, back it up before flashing.
The Flasher currently has 3 options: the C.H.I.P. boot repair tool, Debian on C.H.I.P. with GUI by Crunch (our most up-to-date factory flashed image), and Debian on C.H.I.P. without GUI by Crunch.
We're super stoked to release this. It's a vast improvement over our previous flashing process and the most exciting thing is it only gets better from here! Can't wait to show you what else we have in store!
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PocketC.H.I.P.s, HDMI adapters, and VGA adapters are still on schedule to ship by this May. Mass production is almost underway!!!
For more detailed information on shipping, check out this Kickstarter update. The information is up-to-date.
hearts - everyone at NTC (especially Howie and Tina and Barry Allen)