ODROID-C1 User Manual

odroid-c1-user-manual

Congratulations on purchasing the ODROID-C1! It is one of the most powerful low-cost Single Board computers available, as well as being an extremely versatile device. Featuring a quad-core AmLogic processor, advanced Mali GPU, and Gigabit ethernet, it can function as a home theater set-top box, a general purpose computer for web browsing, gaming and socializing, a compact tool for college or office work, a prototyping device for hardware tinkering, a controller for home automation, a workstation for software development, and much more.

Some of the modern operating systems that run on the ODROID-C1 are Ubuntu, Android, Fedora, ARCHLinux, Debian, and OpenELEC, with thousands of free open-source software packages available. The ODROID-C1 is an ARM device, which is the most widely used architecture for mobile devices and embedded 32-bit computing. The ARM processor’s small size, reduced complexity and low power consumption makes it very suitable for miniaturized devices such as wearables and embedded controllers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
1 Welcome
2 Differences between a typical PC and a Single Board Computer (SBC)
2 Components Included on an SBC
3 Block Diagram
3 Board Image
3 Attaching Peripherals
5 Power Supply
6 Monitor
6 Keyboard and Mouse
7 Ethernet and Wifi
7 MicroSD Card
7 eMMC Module
8 LED Status
8 Technical Specifications
11 Heatsink
14 Temperature Measurement
15 Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 2
20 Getting Started
20 Home Computing Network
21 Preparing the Work Area
22 Flashing an Image
22 Boot Media
25 Windows
28 Linux
30 OSX
30 Inserting the eMMC Module or SD Card
30 Powering Up
31 Troubleshooting
32 Configuring HDMI Resolution in Linux
33 Configuring HDMI Resolution in Android
34 Powering Down

Chapter 3
35 Operating Systems
35 Ubuntu/Debian
36 Linux Basics
37 Kernel
37 GUI
38 720p vs 1080p
38 Progressive vs Interlaced Video
38 Video Downconversion
39 Video Upconversion
39 HDMI Overscan
40 Disabling Monitor Overscan
40 Display Setting Button on Remote Control
41 Command Line Interface
41 Disk Partitions
42 Web Browsing
42 Kodi (formerly XBMC)
43 Office and Productivity Applications
44 Music and MIDI
45 How do I Add a MIDI Interface to the C1+?
45 Experimental Music with the C1+
45 Android
46 Desktop Environment
46 ODROID Utility and Updater
46 Setting the Display Resolution
47 Kodi
47 Netflix
47 Gaming
48 Using Bluetooth Devices with Android
48 Adding an ODROID-VU Touchscreen

Chapter 4
49 Hardware Tinkering
49 USB/UART Module Kit
55 Bluetooth Module 2
59 Tinkering Kit
62 ODUINO ONE
64 ODROID-SHOW2
66 16×2 LCD I/O Shield
67 Weather Board
69 3.2 inch TFT+Touchscreen Shield
71 USB-DC Plug Cable 2.5×0.8mm
71 USB-S/PDIF
74 USB-CAM 720P
75 UPS3
76 USB GPS Module
79 RTC Backup Battery
79 WiFi Module 5
80 Xprotolab Plain
81 ODROID SmartPower2 Power Supply
81 USB3 to SATA Bridge Board
84 3.5 inch Touchscreen Shield
86 myAHRS+ Board
88 LED Matrix Shield
89 3.5 inch LCD Shield Case
89 HiFi Shield 2
90 ODROID-VU5
91 ODROID-VU7 Plus
92 ODROID-VU8C – Display Shell Kit
79 Conclusion
79 Additional Resources

Addendum
80 C1+ Features