Pocket C.H.I.P.

After entering the PICO-8 rabbit hole, I found out about the coolest little computer… 5 years too late.

Now _that’s_ pretty dang cool.

I picked one up from this site. When it got here, I charged it up and turned it on. Pretty cool little computer. You can jump right into a shell and it’s Linux. It didn’t take long until I had PICO-8 updated and I was working on my little toy game.

Unfortunately the parent company is defunct and so this little gem is stuck in the past. That’s probably ok… but it would be pretty cool to have access to a full distro, especially because it’s just so hackable. It takes me back to the early 2000s when I picked up my Sharp Zaurus 5500. There’s something especially nerdy about a tiny terminal you can bring with you.

I’m sure I’ll have more to say as I get to know it, but for now I’m using this post to bookmark a few resources.