High fidelity audio reproduction has traditionally implied spending a lot of money, but Hardkernel’s new HiFi-Shield (USD $39 at http://bit.ly/1M6UIXY) makes it very cost-effective to turn your ODROID-C1+ into a professional quality music player. When used with software such as RuneAudio or Volumio, it’s perfect as the center of an integrated home audio system that can be managed from a single touchscreen device. A C1+, when paired with the 7” HDMI touchscreen (USD $55 at http://bit.ly/1NWxgDx) and the custom RuneAudio image becomes a complete, affordable home audio system.
This month, we concentrate on system and hardware administration. Uli gives an overview of the ARM bootloader called Das U-Boot, David continues his series on Logical Volume Management, Andrew covers techniques for using LFTP and CRON to automate backups, Pascal makes it easy to prevent spam from overwhelming your mailbox, Andy presents a Cloudshell personal server project, and Adrian teaches us how to transcode videos using Handbrake. For the fun side of ODROIDs, Tobias introduces us to GLShim, which allows a wide variety of games to run on the ODROID platform.
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