Pandora – Forum Designed Open Source Portable Gaming Machine
The handheld is roughly the same size as the Nintendo DS (actual dimensions: 140Ã—83x27mm (5.51Ã—3.27Ã—1.06 in)) and itÂ kinda resembles the Nintendo DS lite.
Pandora is an open end platform that will specialise in homebrew applications and games.
The Pandora developers have already shown working emulators for PlayStation, Amiga, Super NES, Atari Jaguar and Sega Mega Drive software.
The Pandora is a unique machine. It was designed based on the input of thousands of forum users with one goal in mind – to make the ultimate open source handheld device and it is said that it can cope with things such as Firefox3 or Quake3 with ease.
It has an estimated 8.5-10+ hour battery life for games, 10+ hour battery life for video and general applications and, theoretically, 100+ hours for music playback (with backlight off and maximum power management).
Apparently there’s a number of Pandoras left from the first batch and if you are interested in buying one you have to email email@example.com and one will cost you $330.
I really dig the to-do list on the Pandora site – nice touch 🙂
Now. Here’s the science bit: