Ditto on that.Who can make it work? I think they seen the KickStarter campaign and didn’t want to loose out! LoL!
In any event, I ordered 2x of these.
@joshua_lyon What can we do with this thing besides the currently covered threads? (VLC thing, Poor mans SONOS, etc)
Maybe a bit more interesting in regards to SmartThings integration since, unlike the Pi Zero, it has built in WiFi capabilities.
@dkkohler the inclusion of WiFi is nice. There’s been a lot of discussion about whether or not the various flavors of the Raspberry Pi should start including WiFi.
A number of Arduino devices are starting to include the ESP8266 chip for <$3/ea (at quantity).
The great thing at first glance about CHIP is that it is $9 per CHIP and no @ quantity is required for end user.
Was just thinking how about using it as a DVR or a light FTP server.
Finally got my CHIP!
It is based on psudo Linux Ubuntu.
Installed VLC and will start configuring VLC Thing for ST.
- I found a bluetooth/mouse keyboard and paired it with my CHIP
- I ordered a USB 3.0 powered hub…as CHIP can’t work with an unpowered hub.
- I had trouble finding the way to install VLC onto my chip but I found that on another thread:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc
sudo password: chip (thank you @sh2 for that one)
- I will connect my chip to a dumb speaker and use it as a VLC Thing for SmartThings. That is a lot cheaper than getting a SONOS.