Design and build a handheld gaming console using commercially available parts.
- BeagleBoard computer
- Touch screen
- Liquid crystal display (LCD)
- Game pad parts (thumbsticks, buttons, and triggers)
The “brain” of this device is the BeagleBoard, an open-source single-board computer that provides the primary processing power, memory, and audio/video capabilities. A microcontroller collects data from the console’s various inputs and transmits it to the BeagleBoard for processing. Finally, a seven-inch LCD provides visual feedback. The resulting device has everything it needs to successfully play both traditional gamepad-controlled and touch-enabled games.