On its 10th birthday, the team at Hardkernel released the DIY Game Kit and named it ODROID-GO. This simple game kit has been designed to help the newbies learn the basics of a simple hand-held gaming device. But it does not only focus on the fun factor and entertainment. It basically is an educational kit for beginners who want to know exactly how different parts of this game kit integrate and work together. The cover of DIY ODROID-GO Game Kit is transparent which means that you can easily look at the assembly of the components inside the case. You have the option of installing Arduino to learn the basics of coding on this DIY game kit from ODROID. In addition, ODROID-GO supports:
- Game Gear
- Sega Master System
- Game Boy
- Game Boy Color
- Nintendo Entertainment System
Specs of DIY ODROID-GO Game Kit
- 80MHz – 240MHz Adjustable CPU
- 4MB PSRAM
- ESP32-WROVER 16MB Flash Memory
- 4GHz – 2.5GHz 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- Bluetooth 4.2 (EDR/BR/BLE)
- 5 Watt Speaker Connector
- SPI interface facilitates as display connector
- 7V Battery Connector
- 500mA battery charging supported via MicroUSB Port
- 20MHz SPI interface / MicroSD Card Slot
- USB-UART supports data communication
- 10-Pin Male Expansion Header (GPIO, I2C, IRQ @ 3.3V)
- Input Buttons, Volume, Start, Select, A, B, Menu buttons and Direction Pad
- MicroSD Card IS NOT included in this offer
- You need a MicroSD Card with a minimum of 8GB storage (or higher) to use with the DIY ODROID-GO Game Kit
- 1x Board
- 1x 10-Pin Male Header
- 1x Front Enclosure
- 1x Back Enclosure
- 1x rubber pad 4-button
- 1x rubber pad 2-button
- 2x rubber pads 2-button
- 1x Button Set
- 1x LCD Window
- 1x 0.5W 8 Ohm Speaker
- 1x MicroUSB Cable
- 1x Li-ion battery (1200mAh)
- 10x Screws
Step by step guide to assemble ODROID-GO DIY Game Kit
Step 1. Remove the sticker from the plastic screen cover. Place the screen cover on the window for LCD as you see in the images below.
Step 2. You need a 2.4-inch LCD to fit on this DIY ODROID-GO Game Kit. If the LCD is covered with the vinyl cover, make sure to remove it first. Blow over it and wipe gently to remove dust particles or fingerprints on the screen. And then place it on gently in the correct position as you see in the image.
Step 3. Cut the buttons from the plastic button-set. First, you need to properly place the rubber buttons. Now carefully place the plastic buttons in the correct order.
Step 4. Pick up the Game Board. Connect the ODROID-GO Game Board to the LCD and then secure it with the help of 3x screws.
Step 5. Now connect the Game Board to the Li-ion battery. Once done, connect the Game Board with the speaker module. Do not forget to properly wrap the wires so that everything is properly accommodated inside the case and the case easily closes.
Step 6. Cut the power key from the plastic button set. Place it in the correct position.
Step 7. Before closing the case, make sure to check ODROID-GO by pressing the Power Button. If it runs all right, close the case by using 6x screws. If it does not start upon pressing the Power Button, check everything again and make the required adjustments.