New Geppetto Feature: Power Consumption

February 19, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

The new Power button will display a hierarchy of power consumption from each module on your design. Now you will see each modules power requirements and the power source needed to fulfill the power demand. Just sign in to your account to access for this free powerful tool along with free Pricing and 3D Views.

Power Graph in Geppetto

Look for the blue lightning bolt icon in the Geppetto toolbar to open the power requirements for your design.

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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.

miniNodes: 5-Node RPi CM3 carrier board designed in Geppetto

February 7, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Last year, we wrote a post about MiniNodes. Last month, they announced on Twitter the 2nd revision of their board. Both revision has been designed in Geppetto and reviewed and tested by Gumstix engineers.


What’s new?

MiniNodes revision 2 includes a serial header for each node, individual on/off switch, and LED power indicator for each slot. The first prototype didn’t have those.

Design Your Own

If you have ideas and want to see it in 3D View or get a price for a possible custom board you have in mind, feel free to give Geppetto a try.

Then, when you’re ready to manufacture the board, you can make a purchase and we will ship fully-assembled board in 3 weeks.

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.

New Geppetto Feature: Find Power

January 29, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Use Find Power, to optimize the power of your Geppetto design in seconds.

Find Power

With Find Power, Geppetto will suggest a list of Power modules depending on the processor, sensors, cameras and other design requirements on your board. Moreover, as you make a selection, it will disable or enable module that won’t work.

How to use Find Power?

  1. Drag the functionalities you need in the board.
    RPi CM3 expansion board with HDMI, display, and camera
  2. Click Find Power
  3. Choose Power Sources
    Power module selection
  4. Click Add Power button.
    Add Power button
  5. Review and Save your design.
    RPi CM3 green Geppetto board

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.

Geppetto board out in the ocean

December 14, 2018 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Last January, we worked with Toby Schneider on a Geppetto board. Today, he sent us an update that the board is successfully running off shore of California, allowing a novel progressive imagery transmission of ocean microorganisms back to a shore-based operator.

Image of Geppetto board
Innovation Card: GobySoft Progressive Imagery Payload

This project is a display of what is possible with Geppetto. If you want to learn more about the project, tools, and software the board is using, please read the write-up he prepared available at Github.


Try Geppetto today. It’s free to do so anyway.

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.

Changing EDA Forever with Board Builder

November 7, 2018 | Celine Marie Barrozo

If you think Geppetto is cool in designing a board with a drag and drop interface, then, Board Builder is our latest offering to help designing a board easier.

What is Board Builder?

It’s a new way to design a board by completing a checklist. Why tell you when I can show you how easy it is with this video:



Read Board Builder’s First Review by Eric Brown at LinuxGizmos.com!

How to use it?

Step 1. Choose module functions from the left box. If you don’t see one you want, use search. Note that Board Builder lets you choose by functionality or group, e.g., Sensors, then USB, then Networks.


Step 2. Click the [Start Build] button.Board Builder will place and add your chosen functions and parts on the board.


Step 3. Add Power by following the on-screen prompt after the parts has been placed.


Step 4. Finalize module layout and board size in Geppetto.

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.