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hpr2701 :: First impressions of the Odroid-go

I ramble on about my first impressions of the odroid-go

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Hosted by dodddummy on 2018-12-10 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-0 license.
Tags: Odroid-go.
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Part of the series: Hobby Electronics

Building electronic devices and kits, repairing electronics and learning about components and their uses.

I ramble on about my impressions of the Odroid-go, a 32 USD handheld system similar to a gameboy built to run game system emulators and various other free software. It’s also built to be harcked.

https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid_go/odroid_go

The summary is this is an easy to put together kit requiring no soldering, and runs classic console emulators pretty well. Well worth the 32 USD plus shipping in my opinion. Claims 10 hours of game play and that seems about right so far for me.

The systems emulated out of the box are:

NES, Game Gear, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Sega Master System, ColecoVision. Other systems of similar or earlier vintages have emulators that you have to install separately and boot into to run. I don’t think it will emulate newer systems. No Gameboy Advance emulator and I don’t see a Mame emulator. However, I do think this ‘might’ support Mame for some of the early arcade games like Asteroids and Space Invaders.


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Comment #1 posted on 2018-12-10T08:51:49Z by tuturto

Particularly interesting

I wasn't aware of odroid-go until listening to this episode. Thanks for recording it and spreading information. While games are fun (I like gaming a ton), I would imagine coding for this device is where I would have the most fun. For a long time I have been fascinating about idea of taking my programs with me and carrying them around, using them when I want to.

Comment #2 posted on 2018-12-20T17:57:29Z by Klaatu

Particularly interesting +1

I'd heard of odroid, but this has been a great review of one, with lots of useful hands-on information. Thanks for this. Eventually, I assume my Pocket Chip will die, and since the company that created it is no more, I can foresee wanting a replacement. These ultra-portable systems (some Pi-like device with a screen and some method of input) are really really useful on the 20 hour flights from New Zealand to the East Coast of USA that I end up having to make once or twice a year for some tech conf.

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