What are good with chips? Why dips, of course!
In the case of CHIP, a DIP is a circuit board designed to fit on top of the CHIP computer (other communities use terms "shields", "hats", "plates", and "capes") and provide expanded capabilities.
|DIP||Provider||AtMega328P||PWM||Motors||DCDC Power Supply||USB Hub||Prototype Area||Relay||HDMI||VGA||LEDs||USB Soundcard||Wired Ethernet|
1 - Requires a driver board like the Salsa II
2 - Sometimes spelled "Hummus"
Since CHIP is still very young, the only commercially available DIPs were from NTC itself but have since been discontinued:
- HDMI adapter - to get higher-resolution graphical output compatible with HDMI displays. NOTE: CHIP does not supply digital sound, so this HDMI adapter is not able to supply the sound signal to your HDMI display. I don't know if this is available for immediate delivery.
- VGA adapter - to get VGA-compiatible graphical output. I don't know if it improves resolution over the composite video output. I don't know if this is available for immediate delivery.
These devices are often not available for off-the-shelf purchase, although you might be able to work something out with the designer.
- Tzatziki DIP - A micro SD card extension to add more storage
- Salsa DIP - 8-bit Arduino-compatible co-processor board, intended to execute real time user code. Read this or see JKW's post for all its features.
- Queso DIP - a USB expander and power regulator. The power regulator provides power for the DIP, the CHIP, and a lot of current for each of the (up to) 4 expansion USB connectors.
- Onion DIP - a prototyping board with some goodies built onto it. Intended for experimentation.
- Spinache DIP - 38 LED display
- Guacamole DIP - USB Sound Card
- Humus DIP - Wired Ethernet Card
- Protoboard DIP - bare protoboard with stacking and non-stacking options by Wickerbox and OSH Park
- Crumb DIP - A build-it-youself USB power source adapter that does not use a USB port
- T-Bone DIP - A T-shaped bread board adapter.