[Discuss] $9 OSHW computer announced

Hunter, Seth E seth.e.hunter at intel.com
Thu Jun 11 17:02:08 UTC 2015

I read an analysis that the total BOM cost for their platform is much greater than 9$ more like ~25$. Kickstarter is becoming a platform for investors to create community and test a product idea - who wouldn't pay 500K (if they had it) for 50K potential user base!  Just my two cents - really smart guys running that outfit.


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From: discuss-bounces at lists.oshwa.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.oshwa.org] On Behalf Of Federico Lucifredi
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This is the team that launched the “Otto” camera based on the Raspberry PI compute module.

Not seen the Gif camera yet in person, but they seem like a pretty talented outfit.

Best -F

> On May 8, 2015, at 3:58 PM, Drew Fustini <pdp7pdp7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought this would be of interest.  inexpensive, open source and 
> powerful enough for several use cases.  i backed it yesterday, and 
> hope that Next Thing Co. can execute on time and on budget:
> Next Thing Co. Releases “World’s First” $9 Computer 
> http://makezine.com/2015/05/07/next-thing-co-releases-worlds-first-9-c
> omputer/
> "The board is Open Hardware, runs a flavor of Debian Linux, and boasts 
> a 1Ghz R8 ARM processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of eMMC storage. It is 
> more powerful than a Raspberry Pi B+ and equal to the BeagleBone Black 
> in clock speed, RAM, and storage. Differentiating Chip from Beagle is 
> its built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and the ease in which it can be made 
> portable, thanks to circuitry that handles battery operation."
> For the Kickstarter page:
> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598272670/chip-the-worlds-first-
> 9-computer
> "We built C.H.I.P. to make tiny powerful computers more accessible and 
> easier to use. A huge part of making C.H.I.P. accessible is making 
> sure that it can change to meet the needs of the community. That's why 
> both C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P. are both TOTALLY OPEN SOURCE. This 
> means all hardware design files schematic, PCB layout and bill of 
> materials are free for you the community to download, modify and use."
> cheers,
> drew
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