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Oddly, the photos are accompanied by a recipe for kale chips:

Tiny Cartridge

P#22394 2016-06-06 05:28 ( Edited 2016-06-12 10:49)

:: impbox

Thanks! Can't wait for mine to arrive! Also I'm hungry now!

P#22404 2016-06-06 08:11 ( Edited 2016-06-06 12:11)

I didn't realize that it comes with a full-sized USB data port, that's cool! (This is barely in pictures but not mentioned on the website.) It also advertises Bluetooth, which I hope means either or both of input devices or audio are supported, but I'm not sure what to expect.

Also it's only on second glance that I realize why everyone was begging for a widescreen mode in that other thread. :)

P#22413 2016-06-06 12:06 ( Edited 2016-06-06 16:06)

Mmm might actually make some of those. Has anyone received any shipping emails or do they just turn up? :) I'm excited

P#22467 2016-06-07 16:52 ( Edited 2016-06-07 20:52)

It looks cool. It's a bit bigger than I thought, but it's probably better this way.
The default buttons for actions are z, x etc, in the left of the keyload, did they make a shortcut to be able to play with the buttons on the right side of the pocket chip?

P#22502 2016-06-08 07:19 ( Edited 2016-06-08 11:19)
:: matt

How is the "d-pad"? Do you have to press each direction individually, or can you roll your thumb across the contacts?

P#22505 2016-06-08 07:57 ( Edited 2016-06-08 11:57)

I'm wondering why they didn't use a real d-pad. Maybe it was more complicated to include in the case than normal buttons. Or maybe the buttons are easily pressed and it feels like a real d-pad (like you said by rolling the thumb).

P#22509 2016-06-08 09:01 ( Edited 2016-06-08 13:01)
:: matt

Maybe they're conductive buttons rather than anything that actually moves?

P#22522 2016-06-08 11:32 ( Edited 2016-06-08 15:32)

Their own marketing says "super clicky" keyboard so that tells me that there was never any intention of making a real d-pad. I mean, the PocketCHIP isn't a gaming device, right? It's a pocket computer...Pico8 and games is just one thing you can do on it, so a d-pad probably wasn't part of the plan from the get go.

Anything "super clicky" tells me you'll probably have to push more hard than you'd like to get something to register. Lets just say I don't think it'll be good for that Pico8 version of Street Fighter II that I'm sure someone is making ;P

P#22525 2016-06-08 13:48 ( Edited 2016-06-08 17:48)
:: jihem

I use an ibuffalo pad on the raspberry pi. It will be the same with PocketCHIP :-)

P#22527 2016-06-08 16:27 ( Edited 2016-06-08 20:27)

Found this clip from Maker Faire and you can see the PocketCHIP in the dude's hand. A little bigger than I thought it would be, which is good.


P#22560 2016-06-09 16:25 ( Edited 2016-06-09 20:25)

And just found this too, showing the tracker with a stylus. Interesting that in this one the action button seems to be in the keyboard proper so the d-pad is upper left but then action keys down in the keyboard. Kinda weird but maybe not.


P#22561 2016-06-09 16:27 ( Edited 2016-06-09 20:27)
:: Godzil

dddaaannn: it is on their website, as the PocketCHIP is just an extention of the CHIP which have the USB-A port! :)

P#22574 2016-06-09 21:18 ( Edited 2016-06-10 01:18)

Just found this video on YouTube:

P#22621 2016-06-10 15:26 ( Edited 2016-06-10 19:28)
:: matt

Correct video link


(i cannot get the embed to work, either)

With the click keyboard and d-pa made of buttons that need to be pressed I am out. :(

P#22706 2016-06-11 18:25 ( Edited 2016-06-11 22:34)

A cheap Bluetooth controller would be ideal for this. Can't wait to play pico-8 on the go!

P#22729 2016-06-12 03:12 ( Edited 2016-06-12 07:12)
:: matt

Wait you can use Bluetooth controllers with it? I'm back in.

P#22734 2016-06-12 06:16 ( Edited 2016-06-12 10:16)

Yeah, pocket chip has Bluetooth. Might have to map the keys to the buttons, I'm not 100% sure.

P#22739 2016-06-12 06:49 ( Edited 2016-06-12 10:49)

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