November 2016


One of the most versatile peripherals for the ODROID is the Arduino, which can be programmed as a standalone controller for many projects, from robots to home automation. A simple project to get started with the Arduino is to create an Ambilight system, which is a stunning background light display that synchronizes itself with live video. The engineers at Hardkernel demonstrated it at ARM TechCon 2016, and wrote a guide for you to easily create the same stunning light show in your own home.

To further enhance your viewing experience, we present a tutorial on setting up a MythTV front end as well as an article on enabling accelerated video playback in an ODROID-C2 web browser. For more experienced DIY enthusiasts, Miltiadis presents his lights controller with SMS notifier project that can be adapted and expanded to any IoT application, and Jörg shows us how to set up an alarm system with window sensors. Andy expands upon our previous Docker series with up-to-date information, Tobias introduces us to the Serious gaming engine, Nanik describes the Android WiFi stack, and Bruno has fun with Ancestor, a visual stunning Android game with amazing gameplay.

Table of Contents

6 Building An IoT Device Using an ODROID-C2: Street and Home Lights Controller With SMS Notifier

15 How To Get Fancy Color Images From A Simple Sensor Image: Using The Bayer Pattern To Create An RGB Color Image

17 Alarm Central: Part 1 – RF24 Window Sensor and MIRF Library

22 Ancestor: A Game Full Of Fun With Perfect Gameplay, Visuals and Details

23 Ultra-HD 4K Ambilight: Create A Spectacular Synchronized Visual Background For Your Home Theater

26 Docker 101: Part 1 – Why Docker?

31 Linux Gaming: Get Serious With The Serious-Engine

33 Android Development: Android WiFi Stack

36 MythTV: Running The Open-Source Home Entertainment Application On Your ODROID-C2

39 Android Nougat: Impress Your Friends With The Latest Android Version

40 Accelerated Video Playback For Browsing On The ODROID-C2: Watch Your Web Media Content In Full HD

44 Meet An ODROIDian: Joachim Althof