Introducing NEMS Linux - Part 5

In the January issue of ODROID Magazine, I introduced you to some of the new features of NEMS Linux 1.5 and how to upgrade from 1.4.1 to 1.5 using the NEMS Migrator tool. NEMS Linux 1.5 has since been gaining momentum on the XU4 platform. This little single board computer from Hardkernel has proven itself as a stable platform for a Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server.  ▶



Since Docker added support for the Raspberry Pi, many other ARM boards got supported as well. The ODROID-XU4 is predestined for Docker because it has much more power and RAM than a Raspberry Pi. My first project, that I wrote about  some weeks ago on my blog, was PiHole in  ▶


Liquid Cooling Part 1 - Cluster

After finding some small 15x15x5mm heatsinks, I decided to create an ODROID cluster using water cooling in order to reduce its temperature and noise. I started with a single ODROID-XU4 to see if the small heatsinks were powerful enough to distribute heat away from the board.  ▶

Sega Saturn Games on ODROID

Linux Gaming on ODROID: Saturn Games – Part 4

We are back again with the ODROID-XU4/XU4 and Sega Saturn games. This time I want to look into games starting with the letter “S” like in Saturn, or as in “shmup”. There are so many great games for the Sega Saturn that start with the letter “S” that I enjoy  ▶

ODROID home media server

ODROID-XU4 Home Server

Back in December 2017, I rebuilt my Odroid XU4 home media server ( because I was having some issues with the previous setup. Unfortunately, that rebuild was not focusing on aesthetics or cable management, just functionality, because I needed the server up and running and did not care how it  ▶


Home Assistant: A DIY Smart Light Project

Ever since I started working with Home Assistant and automating various things around the house I wanted to have a way to control the lights. I looked at smart light bulbs, like Philips Hue, but they are expensive. Also, most solutions use proprietary protocols or cloud services which may leak personal data, or might stop working in the future leaving you with expensive paperweights. The solution: Sonoff wifi switches built by Itead in conjunction with ODROIDs  ▶