Windows Stick + 5" touch screen + controller = Handheld gaming… Right? Hahaha
I don’t expect to play a lot of games on this, but if I like how it turns out I want to try it again with a Lattepanda Alpha which is much more expensive but it can play GTA 5 at 720p 30fps. Not Ideal, but the fact it can do that tells me it should be able to play older AAA games nicely.
I’m just testing the waters with this.
Brain: Awow PC stick with an Atom X5-Z8350 Processor and 4gb of RAM.
Screen: UCTRONICS 800×480 5 Inch touch screen. (Not using, update soon)
Controller: Arduino Nano with Switch analog sticks, and tactile switches. (not sure if I can use the Switch analog sticks though). I also have a trackball that I’m going to experiment with using in place of the right analog stick.
Power: HAME P60 “8000mah” power bank.
I’ve already been playing with the PC stick and I’m fairly impressed with it when playing games at 800×480 (same as my screen). It plays Minecraft over 50fps (unless it’s loading chunks), and I think I can get Borderlands running @ 30fps after I beef up the cooling.
I’ll be ripping everything apart, replacing ports with ribbon cables, and cutting parts of the monitor controller board off to save space, but at the same time I want better cooling, sooo yeah… It’s probably still going to be much bigger than I want.
I plan to use my fathers extremely nice carbon fiber 3D printer (thin and strong walls), and maybe plexiglass to hopefully make a nice looking case to Tetris all this hardware in to.
My inspiration is a PS Vita (sorry for the lights, there was just too many reflective surfaces).
Specs:(subject to change)
|CPU||Intel Atom||x5-Z8350, 1.44 GHz base, 1.92 GHz burst, 4 core, 4 thread||Intel|
|GPU||Intel HD 400||200 MHz base, 500 MHz Burst||Intel|
|RAM||Unknown||4 GB, DDR3|
|Storage||Unknown||64 GB eMMC + Samsung 256 GB Micro SD||Samsung|
|Screen||Sharp||5.5 Inch, 1440x2560||eBay|
|Battery||HAME P60||3.7V, 8000mAh, outputs 5v 2.1A||Amazon|
Testing Black Ops 2 with completely unmodified PC stick.
Average 20 fps.
Testing Black Ops 2 with very over kill cooling.
Average 33 fps.