ODROID-GO – Game DIY-console in the style of Game Boy worth $32

Written by Hassan Abbas

South Korean company Hardkernel, which produces a series of single-board computers ODROID, this time presented something completely different. This portable game console ODROID-GO, reminiscent of a miniature version of the classic Game Boy.

ODROID-GO is presented in the form of the same DIY-kit for self-assembly. The portable gaming device includes a display, speaker, battery, Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n (2.4 GHz) modules, Bluetooth 4.2, casing, and buttons. The console is also compatible with Arduino-programmable boards.



In the assembled form, ODROID-GO measures 76 × 121 × 16 mm. The device is equipped with a 2.4-inch TFT-display with a resolution of 320 × 240 pixels, an ESP32 module based on a dual-core processor capable of operating at a frequency of 80 to 240 MHz, 4 MB of RAM, 16 MB of storage and a microSD card slot.

There is also a 10-pin connector for connecting additional external devices. The capacity of the battery is 1200 mAh, which should last up to 10 hours of battery life. Charging is carried out via the micro-USB port.



ODROID-GO can be used to launch Nintendo Game Boy, Game Boy Color, NES, Sega Game Gear or Sega Master System emulators. It is possible to write your own software, for this, the ODROID Wiki provides relevant information with diagrams and examples.

The console can be purchased on the official website of the company for $32.

Source: Hardkernel

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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