Computers Become a City in Yale’s STEM Curriculum

February 14, 2017 | Karen Schultz

Yale undergraduates bring computer architecture and design into the high school classroom with a unique approach to STEM.

Today, kids can usually pick up any device and start using it right away. But to them, the inner workings of computers may be a complete mystery. Jacob Marks, a Yale senior and president of the Ventures in Science at Yale (ViS) student organization, along with his colleagues designed the “It’s a Processor” lesson plan to help students demystify computer hardware. Analogies and demonstrations help illustrate how all of the hardware components in a computer come together to perform computational tasks.

Student holding a Gumstix board

Explore the free curriculum and follow the Yale Pathway to Science students as they participate in the program on the Gumstix Guru blog.

Archived Scholar News

August 3, 2016 | Celine Marie Barrozo
Robit Robot Swarms

Gumstix: The Brains Behind Khepera IV Swarms

Khepera IV Open Source real-life robot swarms have been benchmarked and analyzed by Jorge M. Soares , Iñaki Navarro and Alcherio Martinoli from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Laboratory of Robotics and Systems in Engineering and Science, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.

Date Added: 08/01/2016.

Search and Rescue

Jin Q. Cui et al, at the National University of Singapore, have used the Overo FIRESTORM COM to build drones that can be used for search and rescue missions in post-disaster situations. Check out their 2016 paper in Unmanned Systems.

Date Added: 04/15/2016.

Low-Cost Swarming

A group of electrical engineers at the Czech Technical University in Prague have recently employed Overo COMs and the Caspa Camera modules in their lost-cost swarming project. Check out Jan Faigl, Tomáš Krajník, Jan Chudoba and Martin Saska’s 2013 paper in the
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Learn more about how Gumstix supports UAV and MAV research at our blog.

Date Added: 04/15/2016.


Gumstix in Space! Originally created at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Stanford University’s Space Systems Development Lab, CubeSat allows researches to carry our their projects beyond the confines of Earth’s atmosphere. The University of North Dakota’s OpenOrbiter Small Spacecraft Development Initiative has recently utilized the Gumstix Overo WaterSTORM COM for their CubeSats research.

Date Added: 04/14/2016.

Welcome to the Gumstix Scholar Center

July 27, 2016 | Christopher French



Gumstix has a new webpage dedicated to academic research projects and patents!

We want researchers and innovators to know what Gumstix can do for them, especially when it comes to constructing the medical, scientific and industrial devices populating the “Internet of Things”. Aside from learning about how Gumstix expansion boards, single board computers and computers-on-modules (COMs) can be used for research in machine learning or UAV prototypes, researchers can learn more about Gumstix’s expansion boards for third-party COMs, including the Raspberry Pi Compute Module here.

Keep up to date with the latest patents and research projects that use Gumstix products at the Gumstix Scholar News section of the website.

We want to hear from you. How have Gumstix products help streamline your research project? Share your projects with us @

Gumstix for University, STEM and Research Educators

December 18, 2015 | Uthra Krishnan

New Kits, Tutorials, UAV and Design Tools to Share

Gumstix is honored to be part of 100+ patents and supporting over 2,000 research projects in universities and labs across the globe. As a leader in hardware design and manufacturing solutions, we are committed to supporting the innovative research and development of our educational partners.

Our computers-on-module (COMs), expansion boards and product development kits have launched some of the world’s coolest Linux and Android products from phones to drones. We would like to share the newest technology and tools we have developed to advance your discoveries and inventions in the fields of aerospace, medical technology, military/defense, and industrial design.

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Scholars: Developing the MONSUN AUV

December 17, 2015 | Uthra Krishnan

Researchers at the University of Lübeck, Institute of Computer Engineering, Germany have developed MONSUN AUV (an autonomous underwater vehicle).

Environmental monitoring and inspection of water-bodies is rapidly becoming indispensable due to changing environmental conditions as well as the growing need to discover ways to conserve it. A swarm approach to monitoring increase efficiency by the inherent redundancy and fault-tolerance of a swarm. For the swarm to be effective, the system must be scaleable and must have a global knowledge and communication system. Swarm redundancy also eliminates the need for high cost, long range sensors. For this, the researchers at the University of Lübeck have developed the MONSUN II AUV.


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