The BeagleBone GamingCape is an open source project featuring the BeagleBone Black together with extra hardware such as a Cape, LCD display, and enclosure that turns your Beablebone board into a battery powered hand-held gaming console. The gaming console, which has been designed within 6 weeks by Max Thrun, has the following key hardware features:
- 320×240 16Bit Color TFT LCD
- Analog joystick + 2 Thumb Buttons
- 3D Gyro, 3D Accelerometer, 3D Magnetometer
- Headphone Out + Mic In
and it can emulate NES, GameBoy, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, and also run Doom.
It will not be mass produced, but the whole design is open source, and the necessary files are available for:
- The Cape:
- The Case composed of 11 laser cut pieces of Delrin – 3D files
Within the six weeks he had to complete the project, he somehow also found time to make an awesome makeof video that I really recommend to watch.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.