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GVere
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Intel Edison GUI

I am developing a small, all-in-one retro games emulator and, of course, it requires a graphical user interface to display the old games. What hardware and software do I require? Then how would I go about achieving this? I have seen the pocket sized Game Boy and I am looking to create something that utilises the same sort of concept and that works straight out of the box.

Any help would be much appreciated...

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idata
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Hello T1T4N,

 

 

Thank you for your interest in the Intel® Edison Compute Module (IoT).

 

 

As I mentioned a couple of months ago in Retro Games Emulator (https://communities.intel.com/message/485050# 485050 https://communities.intel.com/message/485050# 485050) since the Edison does not have a display, audio or game input hardware, finding an out-of-the-box solution for your project seems like a futile task.

 

 

My suggestion for this kind of projects is to check the Edidoom : Intel Edison based video game console playing Doom ( http://2ld.de/edidoom/) article and adapt the process to your specific project.

 

 

I'm aware that what you are trying to do is possible, as you can see in this article This Keychain-Sized Game Boy Emulator Is our 90s Dream Come True ( https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/43d3gb/this-keychain-sized-game-boy-emulator-is-our-90s-d...). In it the author mentions that developer Vincent Buso intends to share the files and build instructions, but doesn't specify when.

 

 

I checked the Keymu Demo – open source keychain-sized gaming console ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1gE1o6ogEs) video posted by Vincent Buso himself, and he commented the following a month ago:

 

 

Thanks for your interest but it's a very early and unfinished version still, I wouldn't sell it. Soon I will post the website with files and build instructions though if you feel like building one yourself. For the rest my (very unused) twitter account is c_Invent. Cheers !

 

 

So I'll also suggest you to keep looking for any updates from the developer.

 

 

If you have any update or question, don't hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Have a nice day.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andres V.
GVere
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Hello Andres,

Thank you for your feedback and for the links that you've kindly sent me - It's much appreciated. However, my understanding of the workings of the Edison module is currently very primitive. Unfortunately, at this point in time, I have only managed to retrieve my board's IP address from the PuTTY terminal. Do you know where I can learn all about how to develop for the Edison?

Kind regards,

- T1T4N.

idata
Community Manager
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Hello T1T4N,

 

 

The best place to start learning about developing for the Edison is the Intel® Edison Board User Guide ( https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-edison-board-user-guide).

 

 

Once you are familiar with the basics, I'll suggest you to check the Intel® Edison Module Documentation ( https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/edison/documentation), specially the Resources section, which presents multiple code sample exercises.

 

 

Please let me know if you find this information useful.

 

 

Have a nice day.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andres V.
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