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...
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.
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?
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.