Starting point for designing an android handheld game device? Answered
I've had plenty of ideas before, and one of them was to design my own game system. Specifically, a handheld.
Years back, it was just something that was like the DS - basic system with some random ideas, and of course, could play games. Now? Figured I'd hop on the bandwagon and now I wanna do something with android - or something similar to it.
Think to those PSP knockoffs that use android. Only 1000x awesome.
Fairly high density screen (not quite retina display quality... but a decent resolution)
CAPACITIVE Multi-touch screen
This is the type of thing I'd want. Probably some kind of modified SD Card would be used for non-downloaded games, or something. Or SOME kind of chip-based storage device.
If anything, this is first and foremost intended as a personal project for the sake of learning, and creating something. Even if it doesn't become something that's sold to people, I'd love to eventually invest cash into this, if only to say "Hey, I made this". So money and everything isn't an object... I just have to actually save up the cash, and of course figure out the final cost of this thing.
Unfortunately, while I have built a PC before, I can't say I fully figure out what I'd need for this project. The following is what I assume I need:
Power source (AC Adapter, batteries/battery pack (lithium ion probably?).
Flash storage (SSD or mini HDD?)
Embedded OS (or dedicated storage for the OS and any updates?)
It's rather early, and there's plenty of other things I figured I'd need for this stuff, including various tools, whatever is used for etching the PCB, solder, etc... The main thing though, for the barebones stuff - excluding a case, and anything else...
What are the very specific things I need? The basic electronics... input, video (output), some sort of storage/ram.. I'm not quite sure how I'd go about doing this. Nor have I found anyplace online to start reading up on this. How would I have to deal with the screen? What kind of board do I need? Where would I find a place that can create custom chips (if needed) or, where would I find the various processors I need for this (ARM processors? intel instead?)