The CHIP aims to become a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

I love my Raspberry Pi, and when it was first released it was GAME CHANGER when it hit shelves at only $35. But with the addition of other DIY micro-computers to ‘chip’ (wait for it) into the Pi’s market share, the CHIP (heh-heh, SEE?) is aiming to make the Pi look pricey by comparison. The CHIP’s Kickstarter campaign has already LONG eclipsed its $50,000 goal, and as of me scheduling this story its approaching $1,160,000. Similar to the Pi, CHIP is a fully functional computer with a tiny board that houses a 1GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, which is great enough to power a full-fledged (read ‘light-weight’) Linux desktop computer. If you’re a tech-minded tinkerer and DIYer, there are included I/O pins waiting for you, making the possibilities almost endless… Continue reading “The CHIP aims to become a $9 Raspberry Pi killer”

99% Invisi-LEGO Keys Rescue Ranges Rousey-Mania – WIRed #92

It’s time for Episode 92 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the 99% Invisible podcast, a working LEGO computer keyboard, a theoretical look at a remastered Rescue Rangers game, and UFC Champ Ronda Rousey possibly eyeing WrestleMania 31? Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “99% Invisi-LEGO Keys Rescue Ranges Rousey-Mania – WIRed #92”

It’s Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers’ NES-Reimagining by ‘Owlboy’ Artist

One on the crown jewels in my NES game collection is Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers, 1/3 of the Disney-Capcom NES “Holy Trinity” (including DuckTales and Darkwing Duck).  It’s  one of my favorite retro games, as it contains a host of secrets, alternate/optional paths, tight controls, and its near-infinitely re-playability value due to the game’s speed and two player option. While the game had only one sequel that came at the twilight of the NES’ life-cycle (like DuckTales, which was also recently remade), the fervor over the game series never really caught on past retro gaming enthusiasts. Continue reading “It’s Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers’ NES-Reimagining by ‘Owlboy’ Artist”