Earlier this year, Next Thing Co. launched a Kickstarted campaign to fund this project, and now its team has announced that the first CHIP computers are shipping to the Kernel Hacker Backers.
The world’s first $9 computer is an innovative open hardware project, powered by an open source software. The specifications of an entry-level computer and the price tag of $9 makes it one the best platforms for developers.
Currently, Next Thing Co. is shipping the Alpha CHIP and it’s shipping without any firmware. However, there are detailed instructions for flashing the software onto the CHIP.
If you’ve backed the project earlier at the Kernel Hacker Backer level on Kickstarter, you’ll be getting two CHIP computers. The second batch of CHIP computer will ship by mid-October.
Apart from the earlier mentioned hardware specifications, CHIP features a composite video port, a USB port, a micro USB port and other developer pins for hooking up hardware.
If you’ve missed the chance of grabbing a CHIP on the Kickstarter campaign, you can pre-order CHIP from the Next Thing Co. website.