Pandora News
Assembled Pandora Handheld in Action (Pandora misc)

Another Pandora video, this time a fully assembled one.


Here is a quick and much requested video of the white Pandora which was built a few days ago. It is the first fully working, portable, near final unit. Still some things to tweak up which we are not happy with, but we are almost there now.

You can see use of the keyboard, the nubs, the dpad, the action buttons, the LEDs and the touchscreen.

The game is Quake@800*480 via the SGX (solid 60FPS with dynamic lighting), the OS is Linux (Angstrom). We will do a video with Quake3 soon.

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Assembling a Pandora Prototype (Pandora misc)

EvilDragon is assembling one of the first prototypes. Check out the YouTube video, it’s interesting!

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Pandora Prototype in Action once again (Pandora misc)

EvilDragon shows us today on the Pandora Devboard: MPlayer, PicoDrive, Quake 1 and Battle for Wesnoth!

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Quake III Video (Pandora misc)

Oh yes, it’s done! Quake ]I[ is working on the Pandora now!

Check the video here:

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Quake I running on Pandora (Pandora misc)

Here is a video which Pickle made showing the classic Quake engine running at 800*480 with the SGX first at 55Mhz then at 110Mhz (follow the link below for the video and more)!

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Pandora – What Is Left (misc)

Many of us are waiting for the Pandora… now there doesn’t seem to much work left.

This has been posted on the official Pandora page:


as everybody is waiting, I thought I’d post some status informations. I’ll keep them up-to-date here, so everybody knows what’s happening πŸ™‚

* Get the final CNCed case (still waiting…)
* Wait until the mould of the keymat is finished
* Design the final keyboard layout
* Create mould of final case (can be done once the case fits)
* CE / FCC testing (can be done once the case is here)
* Mass Production testrun for the final boards
* Stability testing (this will be fun)
* Wait for the last remaining pieces for mass production (LATEST deadline is second week of March)
* Mass Production
* Test the boards

Please keep in mind that it also takes some time to ship.
It won’t help if the case if finished in China, it has to go to Michael and then to the CE / FCC testing company, etc.

Okay, some more info about the mass production:
We want to have a 48 burn-in test for the boards. The failure rate on the first boards depends on how many we’ll test!

In worst case, we have to test ALL boards, which will take a month – don’t worry however, as we can have weekly shipments of the already tested and working boards so the first guys who have ordered don’t have to wait so long.

Let’s cross our fingers and hope there won’t be many problems from now on!

Thanks to for the news.

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PowerVR SGX Demos running on Pandora (Pandora misc)

Here is a little Pandora 3D demo, for much more in depth information on the 3D and drivers see DJs post here ->

Youtube video:

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Mixing up Buttons (Pandora misc)

News from the Pandora front!

Read on:

While the mould for the keymat is currently being produced, we’re concentrating on working more on the keyboard layout. We mostly scrapped out old layout since we had too many important keys missing – so there are no Umlauts or language specific keys on the layout, it’s a plain English keyboard with a compose key to do special characters.
That layout is not final yet, it’s our current WIP.

It might look weird and mixed up at first sight, but there’s one major difference with a standard PC Keyboard: You only use two thumbs for typing on that one, so it’s much more important that the most used characters are convenient to reach (which can be a problem when using the Fn Button).

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New Pandora Render Picture (Pandora misc)

EvilDragon released a new render of the upcomming Pandora console. Basically it shows the back of the Pandora with all the ports (which were not finished designing in that render).

From left to right:
Mini USB, EXT Port (where TV Out, etc. will be connected), USB 2.0 and DC in. Of course, in the finished version those ports will have their names or symbols printed below.

Thanks to for the news.

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Pandora prototype in action (Pandora misc)

MWeston uploaded a video of the first Pandora in action. Link:


Here is a Pandora prototype in action. No more bare PCB for this guy πŸ™‚

Thanks to Guyfawkes for the news.

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