It’s been an EXCITING year so far. We’ve shipped 1000s of C.H.I.P. Pro Dev Kits to companies all over the world and can’t wait to see all the C.H.I.P. powered products hit the market. In the meantime, we’ve got lot’s of GR8 news to share!
C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P. Backorders Estimated to Begin Shipping April 15th!
We cannot thank you enough for your patience here. We’re excited to get this next batch of C.H.I.P.s and PocketC.H.I.P.s into the eager hands of awaiting C.H.I.P.sters.
Due to the large number of backorders, it will take a few weeks to ship everyone’s packages. If you have a backorder, it’s in queue and will ship as soon as possible. Our shipping partner can only ship so much on a given day. If you need to update your shipping address, we recommend you do it now at track.getchip.com.
If this timeline doesn’t work for you, refunds are always available, click here for details.
The GR8 State of C.H.I.P. Pro
The response to C.H.I.P. Pro has been amazing so far. Thousands of teams are using C.H.I.P. Pro Dev Kits to design new C.H.I.P. Powered Products and dozens more are entering mass production in Q2.
Our initial run of Dev Kits is already sold out, but production is underway with new orders shipping May 2017.
If you’re planning to use Bluetooth in your C.H.I.P. Pro design, be sure to check out the latest Gadget Buildroot with the most up to date drivers - https://github.com/NextThingCo/gadget-buildroot.
Our factory flashing service is ONLINE! If you place an order for over 1000 units of C.H.I.P. Pro, we can flash them with your custom software before we ship them to your factory! Remember: please allow for a 60 day lead time on all bulk orders. For bulk orders, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
C.H.I.P. is Getting a GR8 Upgrade! Tell Us What You Want to Change!
Ever since we launched GR8, we’ve dreamed of upgrading C.H.I.P. to take advantage of GR8’s GR8 new features. With this production run of C.H.I.P.s already sold out, now is the perfect time to start the upgrade.
The GR8 upgrade means that C.H.I.P. and C.H.I.P. Pro will now share a large number of key components. When we designed C.H.I.P. Pro, we worked closely with our friends at Allwinner, Nanya, and Toshiba to make sure that there is a robust and reliable supply of components for C.H.I.P. Pro.
By upgrading C.H.I.P. to GR8, C.H.I.P. can take advantage of C.H.I.P. Pro’s much more stable supply chain. This means that C.H.I.P. manufacturing can happen faster and be more responsive to demand spikes that we’ve seen over the last year.
We’ve heard tons of great feature ideas from C.H.I.P.sters since the launch of C.H.I.P… Now is the time to make your voice heard! SD card slot?! Mounting holes?! What else? We’ll be monitoring this post to collect feedback as we work through the GR8 upgrade.
If you placed a backorder including C.H.I.P. before today you will receive the current R8 powered version of C.H.I.P.
Same GR8 C.H.I.P., More New Software!
We will continue to regularly update C.H.I.P.'s software during the upgrade and are committed to the long-term support of all the amazing work the C.H.I.P.ster community has done on C.H.I.P… The C.H.I.P. GR8 Upgrade will remain software compatible with C.H.I.P. and add support for all the new GR8 features.
If you haven’t yet, give the new and improved Flasher a try! We’ve spent 100s of hours QA’ing on Windows 7/10, OSX 10.8+ and Ubuntu 14.04+ - when your flashing is done don’t forget to give us a “STAR” rating.
Questions? Shipping Issue? Something Else?
If you have a specific shipping questions or issues, the BBS is not the fastest way to have your question answered. Please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com with any issues, shipping problems or concerns.
Much, much more to come!
Dave & the whole NTC Crew