PocketCHIP handheld Linux computer


Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/13/pocketchip-handheld-linux-comp.html


I have one of these. It is fun but mostly a toy.


Can’t wait to see somebody build a Squeezebox from one of these!






Phil Jones would like to disagree:


[…] here it is running Emacs, with a Racket REPL via Geiser.

I have to say, this has been the dream for a long time … a cheap, portable device that runs Linux, has Emacs, git, rsync etc. And I can actually write and run Lisp on it.


He clearly hasn’t spent much time typing on its chiclet keyboard.


It has a keyboard / screen that can be used in emergencies, but can also be accessed via USB-serial and PuTTY from any old Windows PC


Yeah, that’s a great pocket computer.

“You want to use this pocket computer? Well, serial connect it to another computer and then terminal into it!”


It’s a fun little machine but mostly for playing pico-8 games.


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