Linux gaming/PMP handheld gets more hackable
Gamepark Holdings is shipping a breakout board for its GP2X, a sub-$200 Linux-based handheld gaming platform and portable media player (PMP). The "Breakout Board" adds standard PC I/O, helping hobbyists build GP2X-based home DivX systems, MAME cabinets, MP3/OGG sound systems, or classic computer set-ups, the company suggests.
The "Breakout Board" adds an RS-232 serial port and a JTAG port, which can be used for debugging and reflashing GP2X units. Free software development toolsets for Windows-based development hosts have long been available for the GP2X.
The Board also adds four USB ports, along with audio/video out ports, enabling users to attach USB keyboards, mice, and joysticks, and hook their GP2Xs to televisions, creating a "proper computer/console set up," GP32/2x Distribution says.