I have had a (backup) CHIP computer on order since Jan10, 2017. They said when I ordered it they would be shipping by March 1st, which has obviously come and gone.
Today I received the following:
Back-orders are estimated to begin shipping on April 15th, 2017! Due to the number of back-orders, it may take a few weeks for your order to be fulfilled. Our shipping partner can only ship so many orders per day.
So perhaps there is hope for getting my backup CHIP and also hope the DIY Kits can start shipping again soon.