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 console for kids aged 4-9. 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.

Lots more information on the Didj

Source Code

LF-Linux-6905-20100610-0915.tar.gz 94MB

LF-OE-251-20100614-0852.tar.bz2 320MB

LF-ThirdParty-7299-20100609-1458.tar.gz 20MB

Emulators

gpSP_lf1000 - GBA Emulator

Tutorials/How To's

Hacks

Booting From External Sources

Networking

Adding Device Drivers and Packages

Cross-compilers / Build Environments

Development

Applications

Technical Information

Scan of front side of Leapster Explorer mainboard.
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With components desoldered - scan of front side of Leapster Explorer mainboard.
Scan of back side of Leapster Explorer mainboard.
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With components desoldered - scan of back side of Leapster Explorer mainboard.
Leapster Explorer USB Host Pinout. http://wtfmoogle.com/?p=1190
Leapster Explorer USB Host Connector.
TVout BGA pin(2A) and suspected test pad (TP30 right).

More Internal Photos Of the Explorer

CPU

RAM

64MB DDR SDRAM - Nanya NT5DS32M16CS-5T

Storage

512KB NOR - SST SST39VF040 (suspected for boot loader and default settings)

512MB NAND - Micron MT29F4G08AAC (for user data)

Display

1x Giantplus GPM824A0

IlI9322 TFT Driver

Audio

1x Cirrus Logic CS43L22 audio codec

Networking support

Via USB Gadget Ethernet

Interface types

USB host/device

UART

Physical connectors

Cartridge socket (providing NAND, SDIO and UART)

2x CL245a Low-voltage octal fet bus switch

Mini USB port

A proprietary form-factor accessory port for USB camera

DC Power

Headphone

charger socket

Input devices

buttons, Touchscreen/stylus

Linux kernel

2.6.31

Misc

Flash support (via Flash Lite runtime)

OpenGL support

The explorer can use a didj power supply


DJHI Card Compatibility

DJHI Card Compatibility

Discussion