Archive for the ‘Open Source’ Category

Revo K101 GBA Clone Review

Monday, February 4th, 2013

If you’ve heard of the K1 GBA SP before, then the Revo K101 is its successor. If not, then the K101 is a GBA clone which will play almost all GBA games flawlessly from their original carts, and will also comfortably run ROMs. The GBA was a fantastic handheld, playing host to some excellent games […]

Raspberry Pi, an out of box education with Ruby

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Update: Follow my Raspberry Pi escapades on my Raspberry Pi micro-blog, hosted on the Pi itself, no less! Important: If you don’t want to repeat the arduous steps below to get WiringPi up and running with Ruby, you can now just “gem install wiringpi”. See my Pi blog for more information on the WiringPi Gem […]

Sandberg Micro WiFi USB Dongle Review

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

USB Wireless Adaptors are a curious product category with what would initially appear to be a rapidly dwindling market. It’s hard to find anything these days without WiFi built right in. But there’s an ever-growing demand for USB WiFi Dongles in an unlikely place; the world of homebrew hardware, Raspberry Pi’s, Beagle Boards and OpenPandora […]

From Snega2USB To Retrode 2: A Comprehensive History

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Playing vintage games, such as those from the steeped-in-nostalgia Master System, Megadrive, NES and SNES days, has always been somewhat of a legal minefield. ROM downloads, as abandoned as those old games may seem, are frowned upon both by the companies who once sold those games, and the enthusiast communities who still enjoy playing them. […]

iControlPad Review

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

I’ve had the iControlPad, a Bluetooth game controller for the iPhone, Android phones and other devices, for some time now and have thoroughly enjoyed catching up on my classic gaming favourites. Read on for an exhaustive review of its ins and outs. After waiting years for the Pandora, and continuing to wait with unwavering patience, […]

Pandora Gamma Video

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

EvilDragon demonstrates a great little app that lets you adjust the Gamma depending on what you’re running. Tone down those obnoxious SNES/Genesis era colours, or enhance your favourite classics. This is a mighty good quality video to boot.

ODROID Developer Edition Shipping Worldwide At $349

Friday, December 11th, 2009

ODROID, aptly named because it is truly odd in appearance, has begin shipping worldwide in the form of a developer edition which includes full source code and schematics along with a handy array of accessories: the debug board, TTA20 to USB Cable, 2 Batteries, a 2GB MicroSD card and an 8GB class 6 SDHC card. […]

Near Production Pandora Pictures And Video

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

As the Pandora inches closer to production the dev team are appeasing the slathering appetites of Pandora pre-orderers the world over with pictures and video of what amounts to be the closest thing to a final Pandora we’re likely to see until mass production actually begins. The only differences: the gloss (instead of matte) finish […]

Mupen 64 On Open Pandora

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

It’s not perfect, it’s not even really impressive at this stage, but it makes up for that with oodles and oodles of promise. Suffice to say, playable N64 on the Pandora is more or less a certainty and we’ve surely got the dual analogue to thank for making it an awful lot more comfortable than […]

Snega2usb Connect Your SNES And SEGA Genesis Carts As Mass Storage

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Born on the same forums as the Pandora console, Snega2usb is a re-envisioned cartridge ripper that shows up as mass storage, making it an absolute synch to simply drag and drop ROMs right off your dusty old cartridges, or even play them right off the cart. It’s now available to pre-order and needs your support […]