What are the most critical sensors?

August 13, 2019 | Karen Schultz
“A recent survey of our element14 and Hackster communities found that 61 percent of creators believe IoT and sensors are the most critical technologies for products they’re designing today. Respondents also said sensors are the single most underrated technology driving the innovation train.”

Sensors in Geppetto

New sensor modules added to Geppetto each week to support cutting edge IoT applications. Click here to see our latest additions.

Latest Geppetto modules

Geppetto is our free online design tool that allows you to create a custom hardware design. Moreover, we handle everything, from sourcing of parts to production, to ensuring that your board boots out of the box. We take care of production while you focus on your software or application. We will deliver your pre-tested, fully assembled boards (not just PCB) after 15 business days.

UV and Air Sensor Boards for Data Streaming

August 9, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Today, we are releasing two new sensor boards designed in Geppetto.

ESP8266 UV Sensor Board

The UV Sensor board uses Espressif ESP-WROOM-02U as its processor. It includes a Vishay VEML6070 UV Light Sensor and a Bosch BME280 Environmental Sensor. This board can provide a stream of sensor data to any number of IoT applications over WiFi.

ESP8266 UV Sensor Board


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This is an Arduino-compatible board! Check out our simple Arduino sketch available on our Github repo.

ESP32 Air Quality Sensor Board

This Air Quality Sensor board uses Espressif ESP-WROOM-32U as its processor. It includes a Sensirion SGP30 Gas Sensor and a Bosch BME680 Environmental Sensor.

ESP32 Air Quality Sensor Board


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PCN: Overo COM change in RAM size

July 18, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Date: Effective Immediately

Details: The following version of Overo COM is now discontinued. All open orders as of this blog post date will be fulfilled but no new orders will be entertained.

  • Overo AirSTORM-Y COM: GUM3703AY-R4409
  • Overo IronSTORM-Y COM: GUM3703FEY-R4407
  • Overo FireSTORM-Y COM: GUM3703FY-R4408
  • Overo EarthSTORM COM: GUM3703E-R3954
  • Overo WaterSTORM COM: GUM3703W-R3954
  • Overo IceSTORM COM: GUM3703WE-R3952
  • Overo Earth COM: GUM3503E-R3954
  • Overo Water COM: GUM3503W-R3954

All above version uses a 512MB RAM / 512MB NAND component which Micron has discontinued.

Replacement: We have a replacement for each COM above (different revision number) with a 256MB RAM / 512MB NAND.

  • Overo AirSTORM-Y COM: GUM3703AY-R4410
  • Overo IronSTORM-Y COM: GUM3703FEY-R4408
  • Overo FireSTORM-Y COM: GUM3703FY-R4409
  • Overo EarthSTORM COM: GUM3703E-R3955
  • Overo WaterSTORM COM: GUM3703W-R3955
  • Overo IceSTORM COM: GUM3703WE-R3953
  • Overo Earth COM: GUM3503E-R3955
  • Overo Water COM: GUM3503W-R3955

Please send us an email if you have any questions: sales@gumstix.com

New Sensors in Geppetto

July 12, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

We have added four sensors in Geppetto for you to use in your designs and projects.

Sensors

We have a wide-array of sensors available in Geppetto and are continuously adding more everyday. If you can’t find a sensor you need, please feel free to send us an email at support@gumstix.com.

Gyroscope

A gyroscope is a device used for measuring or maintaining orientation and angular velocity.

L3GD20H from ST

This gyroscope is a low-power three-axis angular rate sensor. It can be used on motion sensing, drones, game consoles, and game controllers.1

Magnetometer

A magnetometer is a device used for measuring magnetism.

BMM150 from Bosch

BMM150 is a low power and low noise 3-axis digital geomagnetic sensor. It’s commonly used on drones, augmented reality applications and location-based services, indoor and outdoor navigation, gaming, and pointing devices.2

IMU

An inertial measurement unit (IMU) is a device that measures and reports force, angular rate, and sometimes orientation of the body using a combination of accelerometers, gyroscope, and sometimes magnetometers.

BMI055 from Bosch

The BMI055 is an ultra-small, 6-axis inertial sensor, consisting of: A digital, triaxial 12bit acceleration sensor and a digital, triaxial 16bit, ±2000°/s gyroscope.3

Its applications include activity monitoring, step-counting, navigation, vibration measurement (also for active damping), six-dimensional tracking of trajectories, flat detection, tap sensing, menu scrolling, tilt compensation for electronic compass, shock and free-fall detection, and image stabilization.

Barometer

A barometic is an instrument to measure air pressure.

BMP280

BMP280 is an absolute barometric pressure sensor especially designed for mobile applications. The sensor module is housed in an extremely compact package. Its small dimensions and its low power consumption allow for the implementation in battery powered devices such as mobile phones, GPS modules or watches.4

It can be used for enhancement of GPS navigation (e.g. time-tofirst-fix improvement, dead-reckoning, slope detection), indoor navigation (like floor detection or elevator detection), outdoor navigation, leisure and sports applications, weather forecast, health care applications such as spirometry, and vertical velocity indication (e.g. rise/sink speed).


Sources

Information on this page is taken directly from their respective product pages.
1 L3GD20H (https://www.st.com/en/mems-and-sensors/l3gd20h.html)
2 BMM150 (https://www.bosch-sensortec.com/bst/products/all_products/bmm150)
3 BMI055 (https://www.bosch-sensortec.com/bst/products/all_products/bmi055
4 BMP280 (https://www.bosch-sensortec.com/bst/products/all_products/bmp280)

Geppetto is our free online design tool that allows you to create a custom hardware design. Moreover, we handle everything, from sourcing of parts to production, to ensuring that your board boots out of the box. We take care of production while you focus on your software or application. We will deliver your pre-tested, fully assembled boards (not just PCB) after 15 business days.

Coming soon: NVIDIA Jetson Nano in Geppetto

June 21, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Yes, you read it right. The team is working on adding NVIDIA Jetson Nano in Geppetto. Below is a preview of the module:

On top of that, they have designed in Geppetto an NVIDIA Jetson Nano development board you can start to customize as soon as it becomes available.

Geppetto is our free online design tool that allows you to create a custom hardware design. Moreover, we handle everything, from sourcing of parts to production, to ensuring that your board boots out of the box. We take care of production while you focus on your software or application. We will deliver your pre-tested, fully assembled boards (not just PCB) after 15 business days.