Resource Roundup for ODYSSEY – X86J4105: A Windows 10 Mini PC also Supports Linux OS

We will keep updating more resources and work we have done on this roundup blog. Please stay tuned and feel free to let us know what tests, tutorials, and add-ons you want to see for ODYSSEY – X86J4105!

We released ODYSSEY – X86J4105 in March 2020, the most expandable mini PC can run Windows 10 and Linux OS, with three versions:

New  new Windows 10 & Linux mini PC of ODYSSEY – Blue J4105, which is pre-packed with re_computer case, also with 128 GB external SSD.

There is no onboard eMMC but it is equipped with 128 external SSD for extending the storage. Odyssey Blue J4105 supports both Windows 10 and Linux OS. With an onboard Arduino Coprocessor ATSAMD21 ARM® Cortex®-M0+, you can also use it with Arduino IDE. 

We have received a lot of useful and good feedbacks asking us to add more tutorials and tests. We heard so we are taking the actions now! We will keep updating this blog with :

  • Documentation
  • Tutorials and example codes
  • Applications
  • Compatible add-ons after testing
  • Reviews from the community

ODYSSEY is a series of SBC (Single Board Computer), allowing you to build Edge Computing applications with ease. The ODYSSEY – X86J4105,  based on Intel Celeron J4105, is a Quad-Core 1.5GHz CPU that bursts up to 2.5GHz. There is also an onboard ATSAMD21 Core, an ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU that allows you to program Arduino on the x86 platform. 

Starting from only $188, The ODYSSEY – X86J4105 includes all the powerful features of Mini PC such as an 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB eMMC Storage(optional), onboard Wi-Fi/BLE, Dual Gigabyte Ethernet Ports, Audio Input and Output, USB Ports, HDMI, SATA Connectors and PCIe. You can also choose the version without 64GB eMMC at $188 and the version with 64GB eMMC at $218.  

Applications recommended trying

Powerful Desktop PC support both Windows 10 and Linux OS

Just simply connect to a mouse, a keyboard and a monitor with the ODYSSEY – X86J4105, you will get a powerful Desktop Mini PC that can run Windows and Linux OS. 

With Dual Gigabit Ethernet, you can build the OpenWrt project and pfSense with ease.
There are also two of M.2 PCIe (B Key and M Key), which enables various expandable capabilities including Hard Drives, SSD, GPU, 4G, and even 5G cellular network connectivity.

You can extend up to three SATA with the power connector to build your NAS server.

More applications:

  • Mini PC
  • Edge Computing
  • Router
  • Robotics
  • Industrial Applications
  • Media Center
  • IT Industry
  • Educational Fields
  • Thin Client
  • Server Cluster
  • IoT Gateway

Here I listed all the hard work we have done so far for ODYSSEY – X86J4105, including tutorials and example codes to help you get started with the board in a fast way. We will keep improving the product resources and adding more compatible accessories to helo you extend the possibilities! Please don’t be hesitated to let us know what you are looking forward to for ODYSSEY – X86J4105 in our forum.

Updates:

  1. Update of PCIe to SATA RAID Module for the ODYSSEY – X86J4105
  2. Comparison Between ODYSSEY – X86J405 and ODRIOD H2 
  3. Qubes OS: Security Oriented Operating System and Run Qubes OS on ODYSSEY X86J410
  4. Firmata Tutorial: How to Use Firmata on Arduino Compatible Boards: ODYSSEY X86J4105
  5. Run Different Firewall OS on ODYSSEY X86J4105: pfSense, OPNsense, IPFire, ClearOS, and Endian Firewall.

Tutorials:

  1. ODYSSEY X86J4105 Getting Started 
  2. Accessing and Controlling ODYSSEY – X86J4105 40-Pin GPIO
  3. Creating a Bootable USB and Installing OS (Ubuntu Desktop 18.04)
  4. Installing OpenWrt on ODYSSEY – X86J4105
  5. Edge IoT – Sending Sensor Data to Cloud 
  6. How to Set up FreeNAS Storage Operating System on ODYSSEY – X86J4105 
  7. Installing Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit for ODYSSEY – X86J4105
  8. Get Started with Intel® Neural Compute Stick 2 with ODYSSEY – X86J4105
  9. Adding Accessories to ODYSSEY – X86J4105
  10. How to Install and Configure pfSense on X86-64bit Win10 Mini PC?
  11. Take A Close Look at Onboard Interfaces of Odyssey X86J4105 – How Powerful Is It and How Many Possibilities Can It Extend?
  12. Manjaro Linux on ODYSSEY – X86J4105864
  13. Coral Mini PCIe Accelerator on Odyssey X86J4105
  14. How to Setup Odyssey x86 Mini Computer and Install Ubuntu on It
    • “In this article, I am going to show you how to set up Odyssey x86 Mini-computer from SeeedStudio and install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on it. So, let’s get started.” by linuxhint
  15. Arch Linux From Scratch Fresh Install with Gnome using ODYSSEY X86J4105 by Novaspirit Tech 
  16. Arch Linux from Scratch Part 2: User creation and software installers by Novaspirit Tech 
  17. OpenSUSE: A Beautiful Linux Distro using ODYSSEY X86J4105 by ExplainingComputers
    • OpenSUSE review and demo, including installation, YaST, installing apps, and using the KDE Plasma and Enlightenment desktops.

Compatible Add-Ons

4-Pin Power & SATA Data to SATA 22Pin(7+15Pin) Cable 26AWG/ 200mm line length

If you have bought a new hard drive or want to use an old hard drive lying around your workspace, you can use this all-in-one cable for both power and data transmission to connect all your hard drives to the ODYSSEY – X86J4106!

You can connect either 2.5inch or 3.5inch hard drives to the ODYSSEY – X86J4106 using this cable, and the connections can be made as follows:


Accessories

We prepared a wide selection of compatible accessories for ODYSSEY – X864105 including Displays, Cables, SD Card, Mouse, and Keyboard. Click here to add accessories for your complete desktop PC. We will keep adding more accessories! 

More than 300 Groves supported

The ODYSSEY – X86J4105 is more than just a computer, with the Arduino Co-processor onboard, it can be used to connect with sensors, gyroscope, and much more. Why don’t you start exploring your IoT journey from here! We have over 300 Grove modules and Sensors for you to choose from.

re_computer Case ($14.90)

The re_computer case is specially designed for the re_computer system, compatible with all popular SBCs, with a removable acrylic cover on the top, and with a stackable structure to extend endless possibilities

At Seeed, you can also design your solution all in one page where you choose the desired SBC, any compatible mission board (HATs, expansions) that you want, I/O modules, and nicely place them in the suitable enclosures/cases such as re_computer Case. Rest assured, as we have tested full compatibility for all of the products listed on the page. Try it now here and save you time to find hardware compatibility! 

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Reviews from Community (Update with the latest reviews)

The Odyssey Blue Mini PC – J4105 Windows 10 Mini PC/SBC Review via ETA PRIME

Seeed Odyssey X86J4105 Review: PC and Maker Board in One from Tom’s Hardware

(Image: © Tom’s Hardware)

The Odyssey X86J4105 combines GPIO pins and an Arduino controller with the versatility of an Intel x86 CPU, but if you need Raspberry Pi compatibility, look elsewhere –by Les Pounder 

Seeed Studio’s Odyssey is a mini-PC for big projects and small wallets from Ars Technica

If a Raspberry Pi and a Chromebox had a baby, it would look a lot like this.

JIM SALTER – 8/6/2020, 10:43 PM
“Today we’re going to take a look at Seeed Studio’s Odyssey X86J4105—a maker/builder-tailored, Celeron-powered mini-PC. The little device seems like what you’d get if a Chromebox and a Raspberry Pi made sweet, sweet love—it’s a Celeron-powered all-in-one system-on-chip (SoC) board, sold without a case, with Raspberry Pi-compatible GPIO headers and an Arduino coprocessor for more hardware-based maker projects. ” — JIM SALTER

Seeed Studio Re_Computer Aluminum Case Assembly and Review

Re_Computer SBC Case – ODYSSEY – X86J4105, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone and Jetson Nano via ETA PRIME

Qubes OS: Security Oriented Operating System – via ExplainingComputers

FreeNAS on Odyssey X86 SBC — via ExplainingComputers

ODYSSEY X86 SBC Emulation Test Using Batocera.linux! — via ETA PRIME

Single Board Computer + GTX 1650 Can it Game? ODYSSEY / ReComputer SBC — via ETA PRIME

Seeed Studio Odyssey x86 First Look and Benchmark Review! — via Novaspirit Tech

Odyssey X86J4105 review and demo, including full specifications, Windows boot and tests, a look at the BIOS, and running Linux Mint. — via ExplainingComputers

Awesome Tiny Linux PC – ODYSSEY / ReComputer SBC 8Gb Ram Linux Testing – Elementary OS — — via ETA PRIME

ODYSSEY / ReComputer First Look New X86 SBC With 8Gb Of Ram — via ETA PRIME

We will keep updating more resources and work we have done on this roundup blog. Please stay tuned and feel free to let us know what tests, tutorials, and add-ons you want to see for ODYSSEY – X86J4105!

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