Odroid-u3 Computer

 
#1

Ok so many things have changed recently with ex-builder. when V4 is released we are not specifically confined to windows in order to run our robots. A while back there was a small computer mentioned but was written off because it only ran android and linux. However now i think it may be a great option for someone trying to run an onboard computer! its only $60 too...

Thread where it was mentioned:

ez-robot thread

website to company:

computer link

i could be completely wrong in thinking this could work... but for the price i really hope that it does! Grin

Specifications:

Processor Samsung Exynos4412 Prime Cortex-A9 Quad Core 1.7Ghz with 1MB L2 cache
Memory 2048MB(2GB) LP-DDR2 880Mega data rate
3D Accelerator Mali-400 Quad Core 440MHz
Video supports 1080p via HDMI cable(H.264+AAC based MP4 container format)
Video Out micro HDMI connector
Audio Standard 3.5mm headphone jack
HDMI Digital
LAN 10/100Mbps Ethernet with RJ-45 Jack ( Auto-MDIX support)
USB2.0 Host High speed standard A type connector x 3 ports
USB2.0 Device ADB/Mass storage(Micro USB)
Display HDMI monitor
Storage (Option) MicroSD Card Slot
eMMC module socket
Power (Option) 5V 2A Power
System Software Linux : Xubuntu 13.10 or latest version
Android : u-boot 2010.12, Kernel 3.0.x, Android 4.x
Full source code is available now.
PCB Size 83 x 48 mm
Weight 48g including the heat sink

#2

This is interesting! You could put the EZ-Builder app on the android software.

#3

That's what I'm thinking as well! the only concern I had was if we could program the EZ-Builder app/project to open on startup....

#4

This is not an endorsement because I haven't tried this, and certainly haven't yet tried with EZ-Builder, but this looks to fit the bill for auto-starting any Android app of your choice on boot up:

www.addictivetips.com/mobile/auto-launch-an-android-app-of-choice-upon-system-reboot-via-auto-start/

Alan

#5

that's perfect *eek* I will have to try it with the app version we have now.

#6

Just pointing this out but there are hundreds of android "pc" devices and also android TV devices that are very small and will run EZ Builder. I would recommend you get one of at least 1.0ghz dual core cpu if not a quad core.

#7

Will these android "pc" devices run a Voice recognition app as well.....Are we saying goodbye to windows OS?

#8

Not just yet I robot , windows has more power and will handle much more going on at one time. Plus it can run 5 boards at once for either a complicated project or up to 5 individual ones.

#9

And windows is still required to actually program your project... I believe the android app can only "run" the project

#10

Yatzee! Robot56