Single Board Computers Part 2



The ODROID is Here

The Single Board Computers project is finally underway after waiting for the new ODROID hardware to come in. The goal of this project is to have a small, affordable, computer able to listen to network traffic withscripted commands to make it easy to use. It will have the ability to strip SSL, as well as contain an encryption on the SD card which will hold the operating system. Previously, this project was intended to be run on a RaspberryPi micro-computer.

We have now switched from a RaspberryPi to an ODROID-U3 micro-computer, which will be a more stable piece of hardware for the operating system to run off of. The ODROID-U3 ships with “2GB of RAM, 3 USB ports, a micro USB port, micro HDMI port, and microSD card slot” as well as a quad-core processor (Linder). A standard RasperryPi Model B has only 512MB SDRAM. We had our first test run with the ODROID board two days ago. Unfortunately, it appears to have shipped with the wrong operating system. We intended for it to already have Xubuntu 13.10 on it, but instead it came with Android 4.1.2. It was a small mistake, and we had it running the correct version of Xubuntu shortly.  We created a bootable microSD card and booted off of that.

Our initial setup for the ODROID included an HDMI monitor connected via the micro HDMI port with the ODROID hard wired into the network. Currently, we are working on the initial hardware configurations. Since the ODROID does not have a Wi-Fi adapter built into it, we are using the ODORID Wi-Fi dongle for the wireless portion of this project. We are hoping to conduct the first test run with the software soon. This will include a network with wireless clients and the ODROID acting as the access point for the clients.


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