Odroid-GO is a miniature handheld game kit, basically. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, a special board has been produced together with all the parts you need to snap together your very own handheld games console. Not just a fun assembly project, but also a quite serious educational tool to learn all about the hardware and software that goes into building such a device.
Games can be downloaded from various sources online and stored on a (not included) micro-SD card (8GB or greater). The emulator supports Game Boy, Game Boy Colour, Game Gear, NES and Sega Master System.
Here’s some photos of the unpacking and individual parts:
The quality is very good indeed. The package includes the 10th Anniversary ODROID-GO board, front and back enclosures, 2.4″ LCD display, four rubber buttons, a half-watt 8 ohm speaker, 10-pin male header, 10 screws, an LCD window, set of buttons, micro USB cable and a 1200mAh Li-ion battery. All housed in a sturdy card box with more ziplock bags and pieces of bubble wrap than you can shake a stick at.
With VAT, the ODROID-GO will cost you a bit over forty quid. Delivery was within a couple of days – not bad at all really.
You can buy your own ODROID-GO here.