There are plenty of affordable mini computers available on the market. They are useful for all kinds of DIY projects. C.H.I.P happens to be a $9 computer for students, makers, and hackers. It has a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, and 4 GB of storage. It offers WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. You can easily connect it to a large monitor to start working (using C.H.I.P.’s built-in composite output or an adapter for VGA/HDMI).
C.H.I.P lets you browse websites using the Chromium browser. It comes preloaded with scratch, so you can learn or teach the basics of programming. It is also capable of playing retro games. With the PocketC.H.I.P, you can have even more fun. It has a 3000 mAh battery, 4.3″ 470 px * 272 px screen, and a rugged shell. Like what you see? You can find out more about this mini computer on Kickstarter.