[vcf-midatlantic] CHIP, was Re: WiFi RS-232 Internet Modem

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Jun 21 14:33:07 EDT 2017


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        -Dave

On 06/21/2017 02:30 PM, John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Dave,
> 
> The Pi Zero W  (W being the key) has both WiFi and Bluetooth like the
> CHIP.  There's also 10+ in stock at the Microcenter near me (Wayne, PA).
> 
>  the *Raspberry Pi Zero W* was launched, which is identical to the
> Raspberry Pi Zero, but has the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality of the
> Raspberry Pi 3 for US$10.
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 1:07 AM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> 
>> On Jun 19, 2017 6:31 PM, "Ethan via vcf-midatlantic" <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  And also, define "available"...I don't think I've ever seen any vendor
>>>> list the Pi Zero (W or otherwise) as anything other than "out of stock".
>>>
>>>
>>> Microcenter here in Northern Virignia has PiZeros in stock. For me, I'd
>> rather have real sized USB ports and Ethernet.
>>>
>>
>> I had to buy a few adpaters for the Pi 0, that's why I prefer the CHIP,
>> built-in Bluetooth and Wifi.  All you need is to power it up in the corner
>> to access it remotely.  CHIP appears to use more power though, so it's
>> that  trade off, power vs built-in features.  Good to have both, eh?
>>


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Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
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