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ODroid Board Introduction

Created 13/02/2017 | Getting started with the ODroid Board

The Odroid boards are small ARM based computers from Hardkernel. The board contains a 40 pin GPIO connector which can be used with a selection of our expansion boards.

Odroid provides a Ubuntu Linux distribution that can be downloaded from their support website.

We have tested our Python 2 libraries on the Odroid boards, to download our libraries from our GitHub account you first need to install git with:

sudo apt-get install git

Next you need to navigate to the directory you want to download the libraries into and use the following command to clone the files to your local directory:

git clone https://github.com/abelectronicsuk/ABElectronics_Python_Libraries.git

Compatible expansion boards

The following expansion boards have been tested are compatible with the Odroid boards when using Armbian OS and our Python 2 libraries or OWFS for 1 Wire support.

Note:  When using the Odroid Boards with the supplied heatsink you may need to use an extended header between the Odroid Board and the expansion board to allow enough airflow to keep the CPU cool.

1 Wire Pi Plus https://www.abelectronics.co.uk/p/60/1-Wire-Pi-Plus

1 Wire Pi Zero: https://www.abelectronics.co.uk/p/76/1-Wire-Pi-Zero

ADC Differential Pi: https://www.abelectronics.co.uk/p/65/ADC-Differential-Pi-Raspberry-Pi-Analogue-to-Digital-converter

ADC Pi Plus: https://www.abelectronics.co.uk/p/56/ADC-Pi-Plus-Raspberry-Pi-Analogue-to-Digital-converter

ADC Pi Zero: https://www.abelectronics.co.uk/p/69/ADC-Pi-Zero-Raspberry-Pi-Analogue-to-Digital-converter

IO Pi Plus: https://www.abelectronics.co.uk/p/54/IO-Pi-Plus

IO Pi Zero: https://www.abelectronics.co.uk/p/71/IO-Pi-Zero