No it’s not a Pi
It’s an ODroid MC1, a board based on the ODroid XU4, an SBC that is multiple times more powerful than the Pi (however, I’ll be using an ODroid HC1 as it has a SATA port in the back that I’ll be taking advantage of).
An ODroid What?
The ODroid XU4, which has (to quote the landing page):
- Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex™-A15 2Ghz and Cortex™-A7 Octa core CPUs
- Mali-T628 MP6(OpenGL ES 3.1/2.0/1.1 and OpenCL 1.2 Full profile)
- 2Gbyte LPDDR3 RAM PoP stacked
Now, sure there is a 2GB model of the Pi, heck, there’s even a 4GB model of the Pi, but nothing the Pi has compares to an overpowered 8 core processor, plus a GPU featuring OpenGL (ES) and OpenCL support.
If you still don’t think that’s good enough, you can check that landing page for some benchmarks.
What I Got
So this is a nice table with prices of what I’m getting, a BOM (a Bill of Materials):
Note: This is not exactly what I purchased, as some of the items I bought are bad quality or no-longer available.
Also, This list and all the other parts of this project will be updated over time, so stay tuned.
|Cat5e Cable (6”)||1x||$8.99||$8.99|
|16GB MicroSD card||4x||$5.99||$23.96|
|128GB SATA SSD||4x||$25.99||$103.96|
|18awg 2.1x5.5mm Barrel Plugs||1x||$9.89||$9.89|
|ESP8266 OLED WiFi Board||1x||$29.90||$29.90|
|USB 3.1 Extension Cables (1’)||4x||$6.99||$27.96|
On The Way…
Coming soon are is a more updated BoM, CAD renderings (and possibly files), and more. So stay tuned so you’ll get to see this stuff.