Hardware overview

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First assembled Prototype, Part Mould based Case Parts and part 3d Printed Case Parts

The Pyra is a perfect pocket device for everyday computing, gaming, emulation or hacking. It is a unique combination of a gaming handheld and a mini-laptop (approximately the size of the original Gameboy), running plain Debian Linux as OS. It is the successor of the OpenPandora.



Main article: Case

  • Polycarbonate case, 140 x 74 x 29 mm

Input Devices

  • Gaming controls (DPad, 4 shoulder buttons, 6 face buttons)
  • Two accurate analog controls (Nubs) with push-button
  • QWERTY Keyboard with backlight
  • Touchscreen
  • Analog volume wheel


  • 6000mAh Battery
  • 720p 5" LCD Display (Interchangeable in the Future)
  • Vibration motor
  • Various sensors (accelerometer, gyro-sensor, etc.)
  • Three PCBs;
  • 2x ARM Cortex-A15 @ 1.5Ghz with NEON SIMD
  • 2x ARM Cortex-M4
  • PowerVR™ SGX544-MP2 (see GPU)
  • Vivante GC320 2D Accelerator
  • 32GB of eMMC flash for the preinstalled OS


  • 2x Full-size USB 2.0 Host (one can be used as eSATA with a small Adapter)
  • 1x Micro USB 3.0 OTG
  • 1x Micro USB (Debug and Charging)


Main article: Storage

  • 32GB Internal eMMC
  • 1x Internal MicroSDHC slot
  • 2x SDXC card slot