ClockworkPI is providing tech enthusiasts the opportunity to build their own modular console with the GameShell. \n \nThe gadget is the result of the Kickstarter launched in April 2018. The campaign raised a total of $290,429 or almost six times the original goal of $50,000. Nearly 3,000 people pledged money for the company to push through with the project. \n \nThe gadget was billed to be the first mobile and modular game console using an open-source GNU\/Linux system. After building the kit, you can play thousands of retro games from major publishers like Atari, SNES, NES, GBA, and GB. \n \nWhen you purchase the GameShell, there’s a built-in game that comes along with the device. The game is called Cave Story, a platform adventure title that was released back in 2004. \n \nHowever, the developer promised more open-source games that will be downloaded into the device. If they can be played on GNU\/Linux, chances are, they can be played on the GameShell, as well. The games will be embedded and free, so you can play as much as you want. \n \nBut GameShell is also equipped with programming languages which enable users to modify some of the games. They can make use of Python, preset C, LISP, and Lua to create their own games. Game engines like Phaser.io, LOVE2D, PICO 8, Libretro, and PyGame run smoothly on this device. \n \nIf you ever wonder what’s inside the gaming console, the GameShell is the perfect device to satisfy your curiosity. This gadget is meant to be taken apart and put together again. \n \n \n \nThe modular design allows for easier assembly. One of the frustrations of neophyte RaspberryPi builders is the complexity of some builds. ClockworkPi made it easier by breaking down the gadget into a few major parts. \n \nYou have the keypad that is compatible with Arduino; the 2.7-inch RGB display with 60 frames per second, and stereo speakers. The device is powered by a 1200mAh battery, which has sufficient juice for heavy use. \n \nThe keypad features 12 IO buttons although the manufacturer said that this could be further expanded to 17 buttons. \n \nThe mainframe, meanwhile, is composed of PMU chips, ARB-based board, WiFi, LCD video output, and stereo audio. At the heart of GameShell is the Quad-core Cortex A7, 1GB DDR3 RAM, and the ClockworkPi OS, supporting Linux Kernel 4.1X.