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C.H.I.P. $9 computer and Attract mode
« on: February 17, 2016, 06:53:30 AM »
I got my chip yesterday.
SFML 2.1 is part of the distro it comes with and AM seems to compile fine and run also.
so does the latest update of advanced mame.
Only issue is they don't have hardware acceleration built into the kernel yet so it's dog slow.

It's supposed to be coming "soon" but when is anybody's guess.
So this may be another option for a mini computer to run attractmode on.


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Re: C.H.I.P. $9 computer and Attract mode
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 10:47:48 AM »
Cool! I am hoping to get a Pine for a few dollars more.

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Re: C.H.I.P. $9 computer and Attract mode
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 12:01:36 PM »
I have a pine coming also.
The thing with these mini-PC's is they are cool to tinker with but it's a gamble on what happens with them once their out in the wild.
But, they are cheap so I don't mind too much.

Waiting for rpi zero's to be available again.

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Re: C.H.I.P. $9 computer and Attract mode
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 03:29:49 PM »
That's awesome nitro. Keep it up! :) Have you tried a raspberry pi zero yet? it's only 5 bucks..yeah I know 4 bucks big whoop..but still :)
People want life easy..then complain about it

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Re: C.H.I.P. $9 computer and Attract mode
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2016, 07:00:39 AM »
I'm waiting for the pi zero to be back in stock and then hoping i'm somewhere that I can order it before it gets sold out again.

so maybe by summer when they catch up to the demand i'll get one. :)

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Re: C.H.I.P. $9 computer and Attract mode
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2016, 04:15:42 AM »
In march you can get the 64 bit Odroid - c2 for 40.00 which isn't too shabby. http://linuxgizmos.com/64-bit-odroid-sbc-runs-linux-on-2ghz-quad-core-cortex-a53/


The Odroid-C2 will go on sale Mar. 2 and begin shipping on the 4th with pre-installed Ubuntu 16.04. Android 5.1 and other Linux distros are also supported

 Specs:

Processor — Amlogic S809 (4x 64-bit Cortex-A53 cores @ 2GHz) with penta-core Mali-450 MP2 GPU (3x fragment/pixel cores plus 2x vertex shader cores)
Memory:
2GB DDR3 @ 912MHz
MicroSD slot UHS-1 @83Mhz with optional 8GB or 16GB UHS-1 card or optional Emmc 4.5 storage up to 64GB
Networking — Gigabit Ethernet port
Other I/O:
4x USB 2.0 host ports
Micro-USB 2.0 device/OTG port with power support
Full-sized HDMI 2.0 out Type-A port (4K/60Hz and audio)
40+7-pin GPIO expansion connector (GPIO/UART/I2S/I2C/ADC)
ADC 10-bit SAR interface (2x channels)
Serial console port
I2S audio bus
Other features — Standard heatsink; LEDs; IR receiver
Power — 5V2A DC input; consumes less than 0.5A in most cases, but can climb to 2A if many passive USB peripherals are attached)
Dimensions — 85 x 56mm (3.4 x 2.2 in.)
Weight — 40 g
Operating system – Ubuntu 16.04 (pre-installed) and Android 5.1 (both based on Linux Kernel 3.14 LTS)

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Re: C.H.I.P. $9 computer and Attract mode
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2016, 06:30:18 AM »
As long as it has hardware acceleration for the video i'd be interested.
These arm SOC's have android drivers but the linux drivers lag behind.

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Re: C.H.I.P. $9 computer and Attract mode
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2016, 07:10:49 AM »
Yeah, I've heard about some of the driver issues. Yet, the fact that ubuntu and other linux distros are supported gives me hope. This board could essentially replace your desktop for nominal price and be a sweet addition to an arcade build.   

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Re: C.H.I.P. $9 computer and Attract mode
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2016, 10:03:05 PM »
Just Bought my ODROID C2!!!

I hope you guys could help me install Attract Mode on it :)

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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Re: C.H.I.P. $9 computer and Attract mode
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2016, 02:00:07 PM »
older thread but, CHIP has GPU drivers coming.
Possibly could mean AM on a $9 computer.

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Re: C.H.I.P. $9 computer and Attract mode
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2016, 01:26:38 PM »
bumpitty bump bump.
C.H.I.P. now has GLES drivers.

going to compile attractmode on it this weekend I hope and see how it runs.

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Re: C.H.I.P. $9 computer and Attract mode
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2016, 05:21:16 AM »
bumpitty bump bump.
C.H.I.P. now has GLES drivers.

going to compile attractmode on it this weekend I hope and see how it runs.

Any luck?

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Re: C.H.I.P. $9 computer and Attract mode
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2016, 08:48:01 AM »
bumpitty bump bump.
C.H.I.P. now has GLES drivers.

going to compile attractmode on it this weekend I hope and see how it runs.

Any luck?

Haven't gotten to it.
working on a project outside i want to finish before the snow flies and freezing is the daily temp because it like sucks working in those conditions. :)