Unlike other custom portable game consoles, the PS2 Eclipse actually features a trimmed down PlayStation 2 motherboard rather than rely on emulation, which means that you can play games at full speed. It boasts a 5-inch 480p 4:3 display, two 18650 battery cells with a capacity of ~3400maH each that is good for around 2.5-hours of continuous use, Nintendo Switch joysticks, 3D-printed bumpers/triggers, and PS Vita buttons.
Safely charging the batteries was a big issue, so a PS2 Processor-Memory-Switch (PMS) was used. Diving deeper in the build, there are 5 custom circuit boards used, including two on the bottom of the front half that are just used for some buttons and a headphone jack. Another board sports a USB-C port containing the circuitry for getting charging voltage to the PS2 PMS, and has a USB drive attached to the underside for storage.
- 3 Play Styles: TV Mode, Tabletop Mode, Handheld Mode
- 6.2-inch, multi-touch capacitive touch screen
- 4.5-9 plus Hours of Battery Life will vary depending on software usage conditions
I’ll be honest, I’m kind of burnt out right now the PS2 Eclipse, I’ve spent the last 3 weeks doing nothing but working on writing, filming, and editing stuff for it so this is all I’ve got right now. I’ll probably come back in the future to add more pictures and such, but the worklog is a good thing to check out for sure,” said its creator.