September 2016


Pokemon Go, the most popular mobile game in history, entertains over 20 million daily users. Part of the game involves hatching Pokemon eggs, which depends on how many kilometers are walked by the player. Although we recommend playing the game as intended, since getting exercise and being outside is part of the game, there is an interesting hack that can be done with an ODROID that allows eggs to be hatched by replaying a typical route on an ODROID and spoofing the GPS location to Pokemon Go. It’s a proof-of-concept project, so we don’t recommend trying it with your own account!

We also present a unique 3D-printed laptop project called Redtop, along with an inexpensive XU4 case that you can print on a standard inkjet or laser printer. Michael continues his high-performance computing tutorial with a guide to installing Hadoop, Adrian concludes his network security series on WPA networks and shares some useful backup scripts, Bo chronicles his adventures in creating a modern car computer, and @withrobot clarifies the difference in camera shutter mechanisms. For gaming enthusiasts, Tobias features Sega Saturn emulation, and we take a look at Pac-Man 256 for Android.

Table of Contents

6 Hacking Pokemon Go With an ODROID: How to Perform GPS Spoofing

10 Taking a Crack at Breaking WPA Networks – Part 2

14 ODROID-C1 Laptop: A Custom Home Project Codenamed “Redtop”

17 Pac-Man 256: A Classic Game? A New Twist on the Endless Runner Genre? Find Out!

18 Installing Hadoop and Spark Onto an ODROID-XU4 Cluster

22 Backup Scripts: Keep Your Data Safe For Your Peace of Mind

27 ODROID-C2 as an IoT Device: Interfacing With The Real World

31 Kodibuntu: Auto-Starting Kodi With a Full Ubuntu Distribution

32 A Car Computer For The Love of Customization: Chronicles of a Mad Scientist

35 Linux Gaming: Sega Saturn and CDEmu

39 The XU4 Punnet: A Printable Card Case for the ODROID-XU4

41 Why Does the Loser Seem to Touch the Finish Line First? Interesting Experiments to Understand the Difference of Shutter Mechanisms

42 ODROID-VU7 Plus: Your Favorite Touchscreen Now Offers Higher Resolution

43 Meet an ODROIDian: Radostan Riedel (@raybuntu), Talented LibreELEC Developer