Go Geppetto Winner: Compact RealSense Sensor Kit

February 6, 2017 | Celine Marie Barrozo

From November 2016 until second week of January 2017, Gumstix, in partnership with Intel, organized a Go Geppetto competition! We are pleased to share with you one of the five of the Get To Market Prizes.

Project Owner: Roman Sandoval
Something about Roman: Roman Sandoval is an RF Systems Engineering Consultant in the Mobile Device and Semiconductor Industry. He is the founder of an engineering consulting firm called Wavecast Technologies. His clients and end customers include Fortune 100 companies in the Bay Area. He travels frequently between Texas, California, and Asia. He is an author of two patents and is a published IEEE author.

Roman worked on high volume manufacturing test of wireless devices including phones, tablets, and wireless chips (WLAN, BT, FM, NFC) and has traveled to some of the largest contract manufacturing sites to help oversee NPI builds of consumer electronics. His previous employer includes National Instruments and Qualcomm. He worked on military related projects including Multi-Spectral Night Vision Goggles for the Army Rangers and Autonomous Robotics. He helped start up a business as an application developer on the first iPhone platform. He is a 3D CAD, Solidworks, instructor and has taught basic to advanced RF / Wireless courses.

Roman is passionate about Wireless Technologies, Robotics, and IoT. He believes that Connected Robotics and Automation are central elements of the future. He wants to be part of defining this new era of technology.

Board Name: Compact RealSense Sensor Kit

Inspiration behind the board:
“I just want to make something useful, and I think working on a smart indoor drone platform is that thing.

I believe that connectivity of everything is the future. My career involved working on testing wireless devices, and I’ve seen the ongoing proliferation of IoT and connected embedded devices. So, one of the things I wanted to focus on is in connecting drones – If we are able to remotely control drones in an autonomous, wireless, fashion with a high degree of utilization of its sensory data (to be sent to the cloud, computers, user, etc), then I believe that is a technology that will be incredibly useful in various industries and applications. The ability to conduct security measures indoors, provide real-time 3D mapping of a warehouse, inspect your production line at a remote location, or greet a person who comes through your front door are few examples of what smart indoor drones can do.

Intel provides RealSense cameras and high-end computation SOM like the Joule that allow engineers like me create a drone platform with wireless capabilities, obstacle avoidance, face tracking, and real-time mapping and navigation. GumStix’s Geppetto has helped me make this project come into reality by allowing me to quickly develop a more mobile (light weight) expansion board for connecting the Intel Joule and RealSense R200 camera together with other drone components.”

Board 3D Model from Geppetto:
3D Model from Geppetto

Interested in getting your hands on a board for the Intel Joule Module? Visit our online store.

Want to customize your own board just like how Roman did it? Meet and visit Geppetto today!

Go Geppetto Winner: Hyper Intelligent Web Service Industrial Dual Ethernet Gateway

February 6, 2017 | Celine Marie Barrozo

From November 2016 until second week of January 2017, Gumstix, in partnership with Intel, organized a Go Geppetto competition! We are pleased to share with you one of the five of the Get To Market Prizes.

Project Owner: Albert Putnam
Something about Albert:
Albert is keen on measurement and data network technologies, believer in analytics, seeker of truths, and follower of M2M, IoT, and Big Data systems.
Board Name: Hyper Intelligent Web Service Industrial Dual Ethernet Gateway
Board Description: Hyper Intelligent Web Service Industrial Dual Ethernet Gateway.
Intel Joule with Wireless and two Ethernet ports.
Containerized and portable code microservices.
Based on standard Web and TCP/IP APIs.
Powerful with low power.
Rich with low cost.
Inspiration behind the board: Recently, powerful embedded computing at low cost has made edge analytics feasible.
Board 3D Model from Geppetto:
3D Model from Geppetto

Interested in getting your hands on a board for the Intel Joule Module? Visit our online store.

Want to customize your own board just like how Albert did it? Meet and visit Geppetto today!

Go Geppetto Winner: IOT x86 Joule Gateway

February 6, 2017 | Celine Marie Barrozo

From November 2016 until second week of January 2017, Gumstix, in partnership with Intel, organized a Go Geppetto competition! We are pleased to share with you one of the five winners of the Get To Market Prizes.

Project Owner: Kristopher Kubicki
Something about Kristopher:
Kristopher is an inventor and entrepreneur from Chicago. His past ventures include successful businesses in Ecommerce and publishing.
Board Name: IOT x86 Joule Gateway
Board Description: Simple design for a high performance IOT gateway using an Intel Joule module. Incorporates Zigbee with UART headers for Z-Wave. BLE and Wifi on the chip, USB Ethernet included.
Inspiration behind the board: “I am heavily involved with the open source home automation community. We have been frustrated for years on the lack of reliable, high performance hardware for home automation. We designed this small device to run our controller!”
Board 3D Model from Geppetto:
3D Model from Geppetto

Interested in getting your hands on a board for the Intel Joule Module? Visit our online store.

Want to customize your own board just like how Kristopher did it? Meet and visit Geppetto today!

Go Geppetto Winner: Self Driving car Infotainment System

February 6, 2017 | Celine Marie Barrozo

From November 2016 until second week of January 2017, Gumstix, in partnership with Intel, organized a Go Geppetto competition! We are pleased to share with you one of the five winners of the Get To Market Prizes.

Project Owner: Arun Magesh
Something about Arun:
Arun Magesh is a maker and a security researcher. He has built several devices ranging from an augmented reality headset to mind controlling electronics.
Board Name: Self Driving Car Infotainment System
Board DescriptionTo develop a infotainment system for car which gives them the ability to navigate / semi navigate the car autonomously.
Inspiration behind the board: The bottleneck caused due to under-powered Infotainment systems.
Board 3D Model from Geppetto:
3D Model from Geppetto

Interested in getting your hands on a board for the Intel Joule Module? Visit our online store.

Want to customize your own board just like how Arun did it? Meet and visit Geppetto today!

How to build a DragonBoard 410C Drone – Simple Step by Step

November 7, 2016 | Karen Schultz

Gadget Guru, Keith Lee shows you how to get an DragonBoard Drone airborne on Open Hours @96Boards.

See the parts below. For the step by step creation and flight video, check here.

Dragonboard 410C DRONE - Ready to build

You know you work somewhere cool when you can assemble a drone from hardware lying around the office.

– Keith Lee, Gadget Guru