BeagleBone Black Gaming Cape Project

We had a chance to meet and greet with the guys responsible for manufacturing the BeagleBone Linux platform back in May at Design West 2013. Turns out, the platform is continuing to pick up steam, and is one of the boards that Texas Instruments’ 2013 Design Challenge is supporting and accepting design entries on. We’re stoked to see some cool projects like this one on the BBB. We’ll try to keep you updated with more entries from the TI design contest too in the upcoming days/ weeks!

…the BeagleBone GamingCape transforms your BeagleBone into a full fledged hand-held gaming console capable of playing all the classics such as NES, Gameboy, Sega GameGear, and even Doom. Just drop in 4 AAA batteries and you’ll be playing your favourite games discretely at work in no time.


– 320×240 16Bit Color TFT LCD
– Analog joystick + 2 Thumb Buttons
– 3D Gyro, 3D Accelerometer, 3D Magnetometer
– Headphone Out + Mic In
– Supports:

  • NES
  • GameBoy
  • GameBoy Color
  • GameBoy Advance
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Doom

Max Thrun and friends are currently hard at work on their BeagleBone Black Gaming Cape project for the TI design contest, and you should absolutely head on over to the project’s home page.  They’ve got a whole lot of information on the project, as well as some video for your viewing pleasure. Hackaday did a little ditty on the project as well.

(via bear24rw)

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