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The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 7.0, the fifteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system.
This release brings stability improvements, hundreds of bug fixes, and many new features. Some highlights of the NetBSD 7.0 release are:
By ODROID Forum user XeoSal
(Odroid Official Repositories are also included in the sources.list, so you can install packages by HardKernel, Mali-X11 blobs for example are upgradeable whenever there is an update)
Read more at http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=114&t=16520
Getting started guide for ODROID-XU4, including unboxing, connecting to power, booting Ubuntu and Android from eMMC module and microSD module.
By YouTube user "Haitek Gaming"
A quick unboxing/overview of the new Odroid C1+. I am new to SBC's and look forward to reviewing this board fully in the future.
We know that an Amazon gift card isn't the only reason one would want to shop on Amazon, but it's a great reason, right?
Whatever your reason for preferring to shop at Amazon, you can now buy the C1+ and XU4 on Amazon!
by ODROID Forum user "loboris"
I've created the scripts to enable triple booting Ubuntu/Debian linux, Android and OpenELEC from the same SD Card. You can also download prepared triple boot 8GB image with Hardkernel's Android 4.4.2 (v1.5)+Gapps, Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid) with Mate desktop and OpenELEC 5.0.5 (see bottom of the post).
I recommend to test with minimal linux image created with my other scripts (http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=112&t=8075).
Everthing works great and procedure is quite simple.
Read more at http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=112&t=8740
The Advanced Robotic Systems Engineering Lab at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA recently flew fifty small autonomous planes together using ROS.
Each plane -- a styrofoam wing with a 56" wingspan -- was equipped with a Pixhawk autopilot running a modified version of the open-source Ardupilot firmware and an ODroid u3 "payload" computer running ROS Indigo. The payload used autopilot_bridge (similar to mavros) to bridge between serial communications with the autopilot and ROS messages and services. A network node bridged ROS communications with a lightweight UDP-based protocol that allowed aircraft to share their pose and status with one another and to receive commands from the ground.
If you are interested in ameriDroid.com carrying a DC-DC converter like this, please use the "Contact Us" link to let us know.Specifications:
Our expected price will be less than $10 if we have enough interest to carry this item.
by Marius Nestor
Simon Eisenmann, an independent developer responsible for porting Canonical's Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system on the ODROID-C1 SBC (Single-Board Computer), is happy to announce the availability of an updated version of the Snappy image for ODROID-C1.
Being based on the Ubuntu Snappy Core 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, version 0.5 of the ODROID-C1 image only adds Linux firmware files that were previously missing. Among other interesting features, the image also includes SSH (Secure Shell) and WebDM (Web Device Manager) access.
"Yesterday I just pushed version 0.5 of the ODROID-C1 Snappy image," says Simon Eisenmann. "If you want to build a Snappy image for ODROID-C1 yourself, you find all the details at by blog https://www.stdin.xyz/2015/06/14/snappy-ubuntu-core-for-odroid-c1/. Have fun with Snappy on ODROID-C1."
by ODROID Forum user "gkkpch"
Today I connected the PlainDAC (PCM5100) to an Odroid C1+ and tested Volumio and RuneAudio. Initially I did not connect MCLK, this does not seem to work very well with the PlainDAC. It is very sensitive and produces a lot of distortion/jitter, especially when my fingers/hand came within centimeters of the connector. After connecting MCLK to the ODROID's MCLK signal, the problem disappeared completely.
Configure the DAC like you would with an Odroid HiFi Shield, see instructions on Volumio and RuneAudio forums. The DAC plays out-of-the-box with the AMLogic I2S SoC driver, which was enhanced by Hardkernel for the HiFi shield. Like other external I2S DACs, it is recognized as an ODROID-DAC. Not a problem, it just works...
I checked a whole range of audio files from my collection, the DAC played everything I had.
No exceptions, no hick-ups, no clicks, no pops. The PlainDAC plays very precise and detailed as to be expected from a PCM51xx device. Considering that this is from Germany, not China, and cost less than 10EU, price/performance is sensational
Read more at http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=16260
by ODROID Forum user "Skrogh"
During the spring i completed my bachelors project on a Self-Contained Autonomous Quadrotor, using an Odroid U3 for visual odometry and position control.
A custom flight controller communicates with a radio for remote control, along with an IMU for attitude estimation. The IMU data is passed on to the oDroid and used for state estimation. A PS3EYE camera with a wide-angle lens is used for capturing features for visual odometry.
At its current state the system is capable of hovering and maneuvering at slow speeds in an indoor environment, when enough features are present on the ground.
Read more at http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=16301
ODROID Magazine for September 2015 is now available!
Free download at http://magazine.odroid.com#201509
EyeControl SmartGlasses technology is a head mounted infrared camera that tracks eye movements and translates them to spoken words or free text. The camera communicates with a micro computer called "Odroid" via USB. The "Odroid" translates the user's eye direction and movements into commands. The commands can be communicated in three outputs: headphones, speaker, and/or a smartphone via bluetooth. To convey the user's command, the EyeControl mobile app uses a unique algorithm to calibrate the device to the user's needs. The EyeControl SmartGlasses system is currently based on a 3-step solution: Alert sound - calling for assistance. Predefined sentences - such as "I'm hot", "my hand hurts" etc. Composing sentences (similar to SMS). ALS patients represent a subgroup of people with fully functional cognitive abilities who gradually lose their ability to speak and the ability to use their limbs. Therefore, they are not able to communicate with their environment due to technical limitations - in other words, they are "locked-in". Unfortunately, only 30 per cent of "locked-in" ALS sufferers can afford the pricey solutions available today which cost patients around $5,000. 70 per cent of "locked-in" ALS victims simply cannot communicate with the new communication devices. With their new communication smartglasses WearableTech, the makers of the EyeControl SmartGlasses have cut the price of communication by 95 per cent (in comparison to all the other solutions on the market today). Furthermore, existing devices, though they may be affordable to some people, are limited in that they always require a stationary computer screen to function.
Interim OS is intended for:
I don't recall the exact moment when I decided to start the project that turned out to be much, much more work and patience then I ever expected, but it must have been around 1 or 2 years ago.
It has its roots in my experiments with turning AVR-based microcontrollers (Arduino, Teensy) into something resembling a PC or terminal. Back then, the first step was that I tried to generate a VGA signal and display characters on a VGA monitor directly from the MCU without specialized "graphics hardware". Surprisingly, after a lot of glitches and noise, it worked. I connected the pins of an old PS/2 keyboard to the same MCU and a few lines of code later, I could type letters on the screen and had a minimal command line. These early little successes gave me a lot of motivation.
Read more at http://interim.mntmn.com/
This image supports the ASUS Xtion, Kinect v1, and Kinect v2 sensors! Kinect v2 support is provided by Libfreenect2. Note that the Protonect demo has GL rendering disabled due a video conflict, but the sensor streaming data is acquired successfully. I will add a visualization application to Github in the near future.
Read more at http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=95&t=16149
This is a nice home for your ODROID-C1+ that can be used with the C1+ with HiFi Shield. No tools or hardware are required for assembly; just snap all the laser cut parts together.
More information at http://ameridroid.com/products/odroid-c1-case-compatible-with-hifi-shield-clear
Compatible with any computer with a 26- or 40-pin header like the C1+, XU4 with Shifter Shield, Banana series, or Raspberry Pi.
What's better than a single LED? Lots of LEDs!
With the 16x8 LED Matrix Shield, we've doubled your project's matrix capacity by making it super easy to get two separate 8x8 matrices onto one handy board! Matrices like these are 'multiplexed' - so to control 64 LEDs you need 16 pins and to control 128 LEDs, you'd need 24 pins.
This is possible thanks to the MAX7219 driver chips that can control multiple matrices for you with only three control signals (Data, Clock and Chip-Enable).
The LED Matrix Shield is also great for making scrolling displays. In our examples, we set it up so words flow from one matrix to the other. Watch the video for a demonstration.
All the components are pre-assembled. Just plug and play.More Details
Watch this demo video for an example of what can be accomplished using a C1 as a game emulator.
A vandal severed a critical AT&T fiber optic cable in Hopland on Thursday, disrupting Internet, landline and cellphone service across a broad swath of the North Coast, including much of Mendocino and Humboldt counties and parts of Sonoma and Lake counties.
All ameriDroid.com phone lines, both redundant Internet lines, shipping services (Internet-based) and parts of the web store were affected by this outage which crippled our operations on September 3rd and part of September 4th. Customers who tried to communicate during this time should contact ameriDroid.com again if they did not get a response.
Thanks for your understanding during this difficult time.
By William Henning
I recently reviewed Hardkernel's new ODROID-XU4 Big.little eight core single board computer - and I was very impressed by its performance.
It literally left the competition in the dust.
Unfortunately, the ODROID XU4 is not compatible with the standard 40 pin GPIO header originally introduced by the Raspberry Pi Model B+, which has become something of an industry standard - basically the ISA Bus of the ARM SBC market.
There are two GPIO expansion connectors on the XU4 - a 30 pin main connector, and a second 12 pin connector. Both have 1.8V GPIOs, and use a 2.0mm pitch.
Fortunately, Hardkernel made a ODROID XU4 Shifter Shield to provide a large degree of Raspberry Pi style 26 & 40 pin GPIO compatibility, providing bi-directional translation for the GPIOs to the users choice of 3.3V or 5V GPIO.
Read the rest of the article at http://www.mikronauts.com/hardkernel/hardkernel-odroid-xu4-shifter-shield-review/
This project is still in alpha phase, but has some nice functions already implemented, like:
See more on Jan Przybilla's Google Plus page at https://plus.google.com/u/0/101540736203788384154/posts
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Android gaming goes big
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The apps you love, now on your TV
The new standalone streaming service from HBO that gives you instant access to every episode of every season of the best of HBO's award-winning original programming, exclusive hit movies, and more - and all you need is the Internet.
|Weight||60g (with cooler)||72g (with cooler)||66g (with cooler)||48g (with heatsink)||40g (without heatsink)|
|CPU 1||Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A15 2.0GHz Quad-Core||Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A15 2.0GHz Quad-Core||Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A15 1.8GHz Quad-Core||Samsung Exynos 4412 Cortex-A9 1.7GHz Quad-Core||Amlogic S805 Cortex-A5 1.5GHz Quad-Core|
|CPU 2||Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A7 1.4GHz Quad-Core||Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A7 1.4GHz Quad-Core||Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A7 1.3GHz Quad-Core||-||-|
|GPU||Mali-T628 MP6||Mali-T628 MP6||Mali-T628 MP6||Mali-400||2x Mali-450MP 600MHz|
|Memory||2GB LPDDR3 933MHz PoP||2GB LPDDR3 933MHz PoP||2GB LPDDR3 933MHz PoP||2GB LPDDR2 880MHz PoP||1GB 32-bit DDR3 792MHz|
|eMMC Storage||eMMC5.0 HS400 Flash Socket||eMMC5.0 HS400 Flash Socket||eMMC5.0 HS400 Flash Socket||eMMC4.5 Flash Socket||eMMC4.5 Flash Socket|
|microSD Storage||UHS-1 & Class-10||UHS-1 & Class-10||UHS-1 & Class-10||UHS-1 & Class-10||UHS-1 & Class-10|
|USB3.0 Ports||2 Full-Sized||1 Full-Sized, 1 Micro||1 Full-Sized, 1 Micro||-||-|
|USB2.0 Ports||1 Full-Sized||4 Full-Sized||4 Full-Sized||3 Full-Sized, 1 Micro||4 Full-Sized, 1 Micro|
|Video Output||HDMI 1.4a Full-Sized||Micro HDMI, DisplayPort Full-Sized||Micro HDMI, DisplayPort Full-Sized||Micro HDMI||HDMI 1.4a Full-Sized|
|Cooling||Active PWM Cooling Fan||Active PWM Cooling Fan||Active PWM Cooling Fan||Heatsink||Heatsink|
|Power Supply||5V/4A 5.5mm Barrel Connector (included)||5V/4A 5.5mm Barrel Connector (included)||5V/4A 5.5mm Barrel Connector (included)||5V/2A 2.5mm Barrel Connector (extra)||5V/2A 2.5mm Barrel Connector (extra) or 5V/2A microUSB|
|Weight||60g (with cooler)||72g (with cooler)||66g (with cooler)||48g (with heatsink)|
|CPU 1||Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A15 2.0GHz Quad-Core||Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A15 2.0GHz Quad-Core||Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A15 1.8GHz Quad-Core||Samsung Exynos 4412 Cortex-A9 1.7GHz Quad-Core|
|CPU 2||Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A7 1.4GHz Quad-Core||Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A7 1.4GHz Quad-Core||Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A7 1.3GHz Quad-Core||-|
|GPU||Mali-T628 MP6||Mali-T628 MP6||Mali-T628 MP6||Mali-400|
|Memory||2GB LPDDR3 933MHz PoP||2GB LPDDR3 933MHz PoP||2GB LPDDR3 933MHz PoP||2GB LPDDR2 880MHz PoP|
|eMMC Storage||eMMC5.0 HS400 Flash Socket||eMMC5.0 HS400 Flash Socket||eMMC5.0 HS400 Flash Socket||eMMC4.5 Flash Socket|
|microSD Storage||UHS-1 & Class-10||UHS-1 & Class-10||UHS-1 & Class-10||UHS-1 & Class-10|
|USB3.0 Ports||2 Full-Sized||1 Full-Sized, 1 Micro||1 Full-Sized, 1 Micro||-|
|USB2.0 Ports||1 Full-Sized||4 Full-Sized||4 Full-Sized||3 Full-Sized|
|Video Output||HDMI 1.4a Full-Sized||Micro HDMI, DisplayPort Full-Sized||Micro HDMI, DisplayPort Full-Sized||Micro HDMI|
|Cooling||Active PWM Cooling Fan||Active PWM Cooling Fan||Active PWM Cooling Fan||Heatsink|
|Power Supply||5V/4A 5.5mm Barrel Connector (included)||5V/4A 5.5mm Barrel Connector (included)||5V/4A 5.5mm Barrel Connector (included)||5V/2A 2.5mm Barrel Connector (extra)|