Hopefully you’ll never have to experience an earthquake first hand, but it’s nice to know that an ODROID can help detect seismic activity in your area! Using a simple accelerometer, a C Tinkering Kit, WiringPi library, ThingSpeak platform, and a custom Python script, a C2 can be turned into a miniature geographic laboratory that outputs the magnitude of waves that occur nearby. Our regular contributor Miltiadis details this amazing project so that you can build one of your own.
Home automation is virtually standard in new houses these days, and Adrian shows us how to retrofit an existing house to connect to over 650 types of components in order to have completely centralized control over smart devices from any ODROID device. Coupled with one of Hardkernel’s touchscreens, it provides an inexpensive alternative to installing a commercial automation package. Nanik continues his series on the Android Debug Bridge (ADB), José presents a guide to using an ODROID-XU4 as a map server, @jojo details his homemade Geiger counter, @redrocket gives an overview of Gogs, a GitHub/GitLab alternative, and we learn about Hardkernel’s new header extenders.
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