InMoov Processors

I saw where some here are using Odroid U3 boards for the Linux based PC for their InMoov.  I was wondering if that was still what most are using (other than a regular laptop.)  Anybody have any thoughts or experience with the Odroid U4?

For the servo slaves I am going to try using a Metro Mini arduino - It looks very much like an Uno, just a small form factor.  Anyone try one of those?

 

TIA,

 

cyberhedz's picture

stay away

Honestly, stay away from the UDroid.  While the board is fine, if ANYTHING goes wrong, its your fault.  I had a U3, and the USB died after 5 minutes of use, so did the ethernet, I contacted HardKernel, filed an RMA, which they made me pay shipping for, and sent it back.  2 weeks later, I get an email saying that the PCB traces were bad on that baord, and I needed  a new one since they can't repair it.  I said "ok, send me teh new one".....NOPE, they required me to BUY a new one, even though they originally sold me a manufacturer defect.  When I challenged them on this, tey said they would send me my dead on back, so I said sure, and they replied, "OK, it will be $48 to ship back" or something close to that...WTF, The board wasn't much more than than.  With all that said, I argued long enough that they decided to eat the cost and sent it back to me....at the wrong address.  6 weeks later, still not having received my board, I was highly aggitated and called in again, they said it was delivered.....to my address from a year previously...  They asked me if i could go to taht address and retrieve it, to which i laughed, and after more arguing, they decided they would send me a new replacement for the error in shipping.  I do now have a new U3, which I havent powered on, for fear of becoming attached to something that pissed me off so much.  Honestly, get a Pi2, or an UDOO before you get a U3/4.  The specs aren't that great for the hassle you face with issues.

 

On a side note, shameless plug,  if you dont need it right away, I'll be selling a custom SBC designed specially for the Inmoov in about a year or so.  Read my blog here for info on it, and feel free to message me if you are interested.

revwarguy's picture

Thanks cyber, for your

Thanks cyber, for your candor.  Good luck with the SBC!

cyberhedz's picture

Just sharing

I hope it works out well for you no matter what you choose.  I'll always share my trials and outcomes with you guys, just ask, and welcome to the crew!

 

I hope to see you running MRL somewhere soon