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.

NameQtyPrice (ea.)Price
ODroid HC14x$49.95$199.80
TP-Link AC12001x$49.99$49.99
Cat5e Cable (6”)1x$8.99$8.99
16GB MicroSD card4x$5.99$23.96
128GB SATA SSD4x$25.99$103.96
PSU Unit1x$99.99$99.99
18awg 2.1x5.5mm Barrel Plugs1x$9.89$9.89
ESP8266 OLED WiFi Board1x$29.90$29.90
USB 3.1 Extension Cables (1’)4x$6.99$27.96
RTC Battery4x$3.45$13.80
Total$550 (approx.)

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.