The DragonBox Pyra
has a 5 inch screen and a dual-core ARM-based processor. But it's not a smartphone. In fact, this handheld computer looks more like a cross between a tiny laptop and a Nintendo DS game system.
It has a physical keyboard, a bunch of storage and input/output options, dedicated buttons for playing games, and Debian Linux software which allows you to play games or run desktop software including LibreOffice and Firefox.
The DragonBox Pyra is developed by a team
led by Michael Mrozek, who wanted to create a system that not only runs open source software, but which also features open designs: anybody can open up the case and replace the parts or download the schematics to design their own case for the hardware... or design their own CPU board and insert it into the case.
Mrozek began taking pre-orders
for the DragonBox Pyra on May 1st, 2016 and I reached out to him to discuss the project in more detail.
Here are some links to projects mentioned in this episode:
You can also follow Michael Mrozek on Twitter
Visit the LPX website
to learn more about the DragonBoyx Pyra.
You can find the LPX Show in iTunes
, on Stitcher
, in Google Play Music
, and just about anywhere else you get your podcasts.
You can also get the latest updates by following LPX on Facebook
or by visiting our website, LPXShow.com
And if you want to help support the LPX podcast, please consider making a donation to our Patreon campaign