Leapster Explorer

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The Leapster Explorer (Leapfrog Enterprises)

Project Summary

The Leapster Explorer (like its predecessor the Didj) is a toy produced by Leapfrog marketed as an educational handheld gaming coonsole for kids aged 5-10. Although it has a proprietary graphical front end, it runs a generic Linux distribution on the same Arm9 based processor as the Didj. Console access to the Explorer is achieved using the same method as found on the Didj.

Tutorials/How To's

How to Extract Files From the Firmware LFP file

Lots more information on the Didj


Technical Information

Contents of the erootfs...


Detailed specifications TBD.

What we know so far:

CPU: It is believed the device is powered by the same ARM9-based LF1000 processor as found in the Didj, clocked at 533MHz.

Storage: 512MB NOR - SST39VF040 (suspected for boot loader and default settings)

512MB NAND - Micron 29f4g08aac (for user data)

RAM: 64MB

Networking support: Via USB Gadget Ethernet

Interface types: USB host/device, UART

Physical connectors : Cartridge socket (providing NAND, SDIO and UART), Mini USB port, a proprietary form-factor accessory port for USB camera, DC Power, headphone, and a charger socket.

Input device: Touchscreen/stylus

Kernel: 2.6.31

Flash support (via Flash Lite runtime)

OpenGL support

Discussion