Ouya‘s $99 video game console is designed to be hackable, so the company hasn’t exactly been shy about explaining its features, showing off its, design, or even giving us a peek at the small box’s insides.
But if you want a more detailed look and haven’t managed to get your hands on one of the early units sent to Kickstarter backers, now you can live vicariously through photos on the FCC website (or the gallery below).
The Ouya passed through the FCC this week, and while some schematics and diagrams are hidden away behind the usual confidentiality agreements, you can read the user manual and test reports and check out some pictures of the Ouya’s insides and outsides.
Under the hood the Ouya is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. Since the device is designed for gaming, one of the biggest components is a fan which should help keep the CPU from overheating.
And in case you were curious, it looks like the Ouya uses Samsung memory and has an AzureWave wireless chip.
Does Tegra need a fan for such a large device? There’s so much space in there. At least compared to phones and tablets.
Anyway, so far, the Ouya doesn’t seem to be all that great. I’ll continue to see if some good games come out that can’t be played on any other Android device I already have.
That fan will eventually FAIL
Find a fan for me that won’t and I’ll hack it on as a replacement.
Everything fails eventually.
The point is, this thing should be fanless. Figure out a better way to cool this, and it would be pretty… um… cool.
it’s standard so it’s a common find in any hardware store; this thing is the easiest thing to take apart btw.
I’m still looking forward to mine.
It should be a hoot to tinker with!
too late, the cheap rockchip 3188 beat the tegra 3
3188 stick with no gamepad is $90-$100. A decent gamepad is at least $30. Ouya is still cheaper.
Why would anyone go with a game console because it’s “cheaper”?
Better firmware, ability to buy from walk-in-game store or tech stores in USA, real warranty, better build quality, did I mentioned better firmware? Oh, also real 1080p output.
Those may be true but that doesn’t answer his question. If anything, those are reasons to get a game console despite being more expensive than those cheap Android devices.
Or use any of the various methods which allow you to use a 360 or PS3 controller which you most likely already have.
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