The OpenPandora is a handheld, Linux-based game system with the guts of a low-power PC and the ability to emulate classic video game consoles. It’s based on open source software… and now the hardware designs are also open source.
The designers of the printed circuit board (PCB) and case have released schematics and other details which anyone (with the appropriate resources) can use to build their own system, or to aid in case modifications or system board tweaks.
OpenPandora’s latest hardware features a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 512MB of RAM, 512MB of storage, two SDHC card slots, a 4.3 inch, 800 x 480 pixel resistive toucshcreen display (for stylus support), up to 10 hours of battery life during normal usage, and a number of gaming buttons including a D-Pad, 6 action buttons, 2 shoulder buttons, 2 analog controllers, and a 43-button QWERTY keyboard and volume wheel.
The upcoming DragonBox Pyra is a model that aims to offer better hardware including a 5 inch, full HD display and a faster processor, among other things. The case and PCB designs for the Pyra will also be open sourced.