Any C.H.I.P. alternatives?

Any C.H.I.P. alternatives?

netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

As title. CHIP was good because:

  1. onboard storage (8gb)
  2. 1 usb port
  3. lipo charger
  4. wifi + bt
  5. small
  6. too cheap

Any alternative?

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  • doghouchdoghouch Member

    Omega2+ :)

    Why not check my site (https://dawgy.pw) out? If you need to upload a few GIFs, give https://i.dawgy.pw a try <3

  • jetchiragjetchirag Member
    edited June 10

    Raspberry Pi 3

    Edit: Can't believe the price. I recently ordered the wifi module for arduino which itself costs $5 and $2-3 for bluetooth. ;(

  • AuroraZAuroraZ Member

    Banana PI is cool as well. It all depends on what you want it to do for you.

    If it is for Streaming I gave up and bought some Firesticks. Cheap and run well even for TV streaming.

    BTW @netomx Congrats and where are my tacos?

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  • StevieStevie Member

    If you need something with wifi and bluetooth with a tiny screen and battery but not really powerful (it uses esp32) there's always the https://pocketsprite.com/

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  • rajprakashrajprakash Member
    edited June 11

    netomx said: As title. CHIP was good because:

    onboard storage (8gb) 1 usb port lipo charger wifi + bt small too cheap Any alternative?

    Alternative in which area? Pricing? Processing Power? Ports? etc? I always suggest ODROID-XU4 as an excellent SBC, but certainly can't compare pricing.

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  • @rajprakash said:

    netomx said: As title. CHIP was good because:

    onboard storage (8gb) 1 usb port lipo charger wifi + bt small too cheap Any alternative?

    Alternative in which area? Pricing? Processing Power? Ports? etc? I always suggest ODROID-XU4 as an excellent SBC, but certainly can't compare pricing.

    Seems like a mini beast

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    doghouch said: Omega2

    Didnt noticed that, runs Jessie, too! Thanks! It seems it is the closest one

    AuroraZ said: Banana PI

    The problem is price + size + i think orange pi works better :/

    Stevie said: esp32

    Thanks, but looking for something with Linux :)

    rajprakash said: ODROID-XU4

    Pricing :/

    Alternative with those specs, but I think there's none :/

  • rm_rm_ Member
    edited June 11

    netomx said: onboard storage (8gb)

    I think that's useless, for casual use SD cards are okay, for hardcore use you connect a SATA SSD.

    Only gets you downsides, if you wear out onboard flash, it can't be replaced.

    Don't worry 144 ms is fine for Heavy monsoon

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  • williewillie Member, Moderator

    I've been intrigued by this (hmm, out of stock and price went up a couple bucks):

    https://www.seeedstudio.com/LinkIt-Smart-7688-Duo-p-2574.html

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  • rajprakashrajprakash Member
    edited June 12

    I've had really good success running Armbian on a bunch of Orange Pi boards. Cheap, easy to get, and full coverage of typical Deb based package repos (Debian or Ubuntu).

    I have yet to find something I can't run. Plex, LNMP, Docker, grafana/influxdb/telegraf, XFCE with all the X desktop apps you could want, pi-hole, NFS/SMB, OpenVPN, etc, etc, etc. Anything in the repos are ready to go!

    My ARM arsenal now includes ODROID-XU4, ODROID-C1, RPi1 Model B, Orange Pi PC, Orange Pi PC2 and two Orange Pi Zeros. I have another -XU4 on the way (got it cheap on Reddit), looking to get an ODROID-N1 when it comes out, and looking for a cheap Rock64 if I can get one at the right price.

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  • doghouchdoghouch Member
    edited June 12

    @netomx As long as you get the power dock during a sale (Black Friday, etc.), it’s really worth it :)

    (It runs OpenWRT by default iirc.)

    Why not check my site (https://dawgy.pw) out? If you need to upload a few GIFs, give https://i.dawgy.pw a try <3

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  • FoxelVoxFoxelVox Member
    edited June 12

    https://www.adafruit.com/product/2885

    The Pi Zero is a thing, little less fast then the RPI2 yet only 5$. version with WiFi+bt onboard is 10$.

    http://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=151

    Otherwise, this one

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  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @doghouch will wait for a sale :)

    @FoxelVox

    I have 2 RPi0 already.

    That neo looks sexy, though

  • kaktus69kaktus69 Member

    Contemplating an Odroid to use as a Kodi box, a quick google tells me the C2 is better than the XU4 as it can decode 4K, any thoughts or suggestions for an alternative?

  • TheLinuxBugTheLinuxBug Member
    edited June 12

    kaktus69 said: Contemplating an Odroid to use as a Kodi box, a quick google tells me the C2 is better than the XU4 as it can decode 4K, any thoughts or suggestions for an alternative?

    If 4k isn't important you can use H3Droid on an H3 based device, such as an Orange Pi PC Plus or Orange Pi Plus 2E.

    @netomx there are OPi Zero/ Lite and other versions that may also closely match what you need. BPi M2+ may even almost fit your needs, barring the lipo charging. Not a lot of board have lipo charging circuitry, that is gonna be the hardest to find for cheap. If lipo and on board storage wasn't such a big deal, the newer version of the LicheePi Zero almost match you needs, however, it only has 64MB ram so, if memory is important this may not be a match either.

    What is you actual use case, maybe I could provide a better / more accurate suggestion?

    Cheers!

    Have an Allwinner H3 device? Want Android? Check out H3Droid! | Lichee Pi Zero - The 6$ SBC
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  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    TheLinuxBug said: LicheePi

    It is only sold in Taobao? https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=548671148384

    Well, just because you asked... Openkore :P hahaha. I was bored and launched 2 sbc with it, and today I'll put a solar panel, just bc I can :P

  • mkshmksh Member

    Maybe check friendlyarm.com?

  • AC_FanAC_Fan Member

    @kaktus69 said: Contemplating an Odroid to use as a Kodi box, a quick google tells me the C2 is better than the XU4 as it can decode 4K, any thoughts or suggestions for an alternative?

    No HDR on that, maybe something like Khadas VIM, Minix U9-H or LePotato on LibreElec, or Vero 4K on OSMC.

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  • kaktus69kaktus69 Member
    edited June 13

    @AC_Fan said:

    @kaktus69 said: Contemplating an Odroid to use as a Kodi box, a quick google tells me the C2 is better than the XU4 as it can decode 4K, any thoughts or suggestions for an alternative?

    No HDR on that, maybe something like Khadas VIM, Minix U9-H or LePotato on LibreElec, or Vero 4K on OSMC.

    Thanks, I'll have a look at the devices you mentioned, never knew there was so much choice.

    I don't need another Kodi box but lots of want for a new shiny gadget.

  • AC_FanAC_Fan Member

    @kaktus69 said:

    @AC_Fan said:

    @kaktus69 said: Contemplating an Odroid to use as a Kodi box, a quick google tells me the C2 is better than the XU4 as it can decode 4K, any thoughts or suggestions for an alternative?

    No HDR on that, maybe something like Khadas VIM, Minix U9-H or LePotato on LibreElec, or Vero 4K on OSMC.

    Thanks, I'll have a look at the devices you mentioned, never knew there was so much choice.

    I don't need another Kodi box but lots of want for a new shiny gadget.

    The Vero 4K is the best (basically plug and play and quite feature rich) but is a 130 USD box (+ whatever a USB 2.0 to Ethernet adaptor costs), while the others are much cheaper but limited to basically Kodi. None are good for streaming services, pickup the Fire TV 4K for that.

  • rajprakashrajprakash Member
    edited June 13

    kaktus69 said: never knew there was so much choice.

    Check out this non-exhaustive list.... http://linuxgizmos.com/january-2018-catalog-of-hacker-friendly-sbcs/

    :)

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  • kaktus69kaktus69 Member

    @rajprakash said:

    kaktus69 said: never knew there was so much choice.

    Check out this non-exhaustive list.... http://linuxgizmos.com/january-2018-catalog-of-hacker-friendly-sbcs/

    :)

    Wow, so little time (and money), so many potential new gadgets that I want. I would hate to look at the exhaustive list :-)

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