Hands-on Odroid U3

Yesterday my Odroid U3 arrived at my home. It’s like a raspberry pi but with a more powerful cpu. The Odroid U3 has a quadcore ARM Cortex A9 with 2 GB ram. The same processor which powers the Samsung Galaxy S3, so it should be fast enough for my project.

Odroid U3

The IO Shield expands the GPIO (General-purpose input/output) to 36 ports. In particular the 6 PWM ports made it interesting for me. It can easily plugged on the underside of the Odroid U3.

Odroid U3 IO shield

Here’s a picture of the U3 board and the IO shield together. An 8 GB eMMC module with a micro-SD adapter is plugged in. The eMMC module can also be connected directly to the U3 board.

Odroid U3 with IO shield
Another picture with a wireless LAN module.

Odroid U3 with IO shield
Unfortunately I figured no way out, to set up the Odroid U3 without a micro HDMI cable. And for those who wondered, this board should be used for my quadcopter project. So until next weekend…

One thought on “Hands-on Odroid U3”

  1. Disconnect the eMMC from the adapter and plug it directly into the U3 for best performance. The adapter is for plugging it into other devices without eMMC sockets so you can read/write from/to it.

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