Pip is like a Nintendo Switch for child hackers
As every child hacker knows, even if you can convince your parents to buy you a Switch, and you can find one in stock, the prospect of homebrew software on a Switch is still a ways off.
A new Kickstarter project called Pip appears to be an interesting alternative. It has that familiar Switch form factor, with a touchscreen in the middle and detachable controllers on the sides, but inside the machine is a totally open Raspberry Pi. Can it run the latest Mario or Zelda? Absolutely not. But it does run Minecraft — the preferred method of relaxation for any child hacker — and you can make your own games on it, which is what really counts.
At the heart of Pip is a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Lite. The module is compatible with typical Pi…