The DragonBox Pyra has a 5 inch screen and a dual-core ARM-based processor. But it’s not a smartphone. In fact, this handheld computer looks more like a cross between a tiny laptop and a Nintendo DS game system.
It has a physical keyboard, a bunch of storage and input/output options, dedicated buttons for playing games, and Debian Linux software which allows you to play games or run desktop software including LibreOffice and Firefox.
The DragonBox Pyra is developed by a team led by Michael Mrozek, who wanted to create a system that not only runs open source software, but which also features open designs: anybody can open up the case and replace the parts or download the schematics to design their own case for the hardware… or design their own CPU board and insert it into the case.
Mrozek began taking pre-orders for the DragonBox Pyra on May 1st, 2016 and I reached out to him to discuss the project in more detail.
Here are some links to projects mentioned in this episode:
- DragonBox Pyra
- Game Park GP32 (Wikipedia)
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