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DIY games machine out next year

by on24 December 2018

Sir Clive Sinclair’s nephew follows in his footsteps

Spectrum inventor Sir Clive Sinclair’s nephew Grant is hoping to replicate that success with a build-your-own pocket gaming computer.

POCO, or Pocket Raspberry Pi Gaming Kit, is little bigger than a smartphone. It comes unassembled but can be snap-fitted together in about 30 minutes.

Grant Sinclair said that you get everything you need to build a pocket gaming computer straight out the box.

As well as a pre-soldered Raspberry Pi motherboard, its small-scale components include a wide-angle camera, loudspeaker, touch screen and control pads.

“Obviously it’s been influenced by my uncle’s work but it’s very different. I think a lot of people who are buying the Raspberry Pi are playing games on it, and that’s what really gave me the idea to build a little kit computer that you could build ...and then create your own games.”

Sinclair says POCO is a fully functional PC that allows users to program animations and games using a drag-and-drop interface.

Using POCO, which is retailing for 149 pounds ($189), games can be built during a single school lesson using collaboration from different pupils and even different schools.

Last modified on 24 December 2018
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