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LattePanda: Make your own portable retro games console running Windows 10

LattePanda: Make your own portable retro games console running Windows 10. (Image: GreatScottLab)
LattePanda: Make your own portable retro games console running Windows 10. (Image: GreatScottLab)
The GreatScottLab has turned a single-board computer into a particularly affordable Windows 10 tablet. The portable device features a large touchscreen and should be well suited for enjoying retro video games.
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The LattePanda has proven to be a versatile single-board computer (SBC), with the device hacked to run macOS 10.14 Mojave and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. Now, the GreatScottLab has published a project that utilises the LattePanda as a portable retro games console. Featuring a 7-inch touchscreen, the GreatScottLab opted for a LattePanda with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor. There is also a USB Type-C board for the power supply, speakers, and a 3.5 mm jack along with seventeen buttons.

The GreatScottLab also used a 3D printer for printing the case, the files for which are provided in the build guide. You will need to be comfortable using a soldering iron too, but none of the assembly looks particularly onerous. Additionally, the GreatScottLab used an Arduino Leonardo as a gamepad, code and a library for which has also been provided.

The tablet can be used as a regular Windows 10 tablet, but its design and numerous buttons make it suited as a portable retro games console. The GreatScottLab claims that the device can last up to 8 hours on a 72 Wh power bank. The thickness and footprint of the build probably restrict its portability, though.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-04-27 (Update: 2020-04-27)