Drone Video featuring AeroCore 2 for Dragonboard

July 27, 2016 | Christopher French

Keith Lee, the Gumstix Guru, has just put out this drone video about the Gumstix AeroCore2 expansion board for the Dragonboard 410C.

AeroCore 2 for DragonBoard 410C board featured in the drone video

One reason for all the excitement about the AeroCore 2 for the Dragonboard is that the expansion board supports NimbeLink’s Skywire LTE modem. You can now take all of your UAV and drone projects cellular. This means makers can use open source software like openLTE to transfer their sensor and video/audio data between their drones and an external source, like a laptop or cellular tower.

But don’t take my word for it.

Watch Drone Video demo

Check out Keith’s video featuring a drone powered by AeroCore 2 Dragonboard 410 and overview of the boards features.

If this board is not exactly what you’re looking for, you may customize it in Geppetto. It is our free online design tool that allows you to create a custom hardware design — no electrical engineering required from you.

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, production-ready boards after 15 business days.

Hardware Design Streamlined for Biosensor Medical Device

February 10, 2016 | Uthra Krishnan

Energy efficient embedded computer developed in Geppetto D20 reduces cost and improves path to remote diagnostic care.

For medical researchers and developers designing tomorrow’s wearable health sensors and instruments, off-the-self form-factor boards more often complicate product design process rather than simplify it. The size and shape of market ready boards, for example, cannot be easily altered. Moreover, the mass production of a medical device built around boards with unneeded connectors and features add unnecessary costs to already tight product budgets.

Gumstix’s Geppetto D20, a design-to-order web-based platform for designing and customizing form-factor boards, helps to address these problems by allowing researchers and developers to simplify and accelerate their product development. By deciding whether to either modify a pre-existing design template or create their own boards from scratch, developers can meet their project deadlines in a timely manner. With Geppetto D20, you need only pay only for what the project requires and Gumstix engineers will then manufacture and ship the boards in 15 days.

Geppetto D20 Allows Custom Hardware Design

Drag and Drop Design Interface simplifies and reduces cost and time to market.

The Abstats System, developed by by a team of medical researchers at UCLA’s Wireless Health Institute (WHI) and distributed and licensed by GI Logic, is a recent example of medical researchers utilizing the flexibility of Geppetto D20. A wearable, acoustic sensor, the Abstats System is used to diagnose and detect gastrointestinal disorders in patients, whether they are under ambulatory care or are in their own homes. The WHI team used Geppetto to rapidly design a small and energy efficient expansion board with a connector for a LCD monitor. Integrating their board design with Gumstix’s Linux-based Overo Earth computer-on-module (600-MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor; 512MB RAM; 512 MB NAND flash memory), not only are the embedded components of the Abstats System optimally designed for wearable medical devices but they provide the computational power to handle the medical software written by the WHI team to handle large amounts of digitized medical information. (read full article)

Controlled Bionic Leg Becomes a Reality with Gumstix COMs

January 5, 2016 | Uthra Krishnan

Small form factor computing eliminates surgery

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) has developed the first neural-controlled bionic leg, using no nerve redirection surgery or implanted sensors. The Gumstix Overo Computer-on-Module technology powers this medical breakthrough by providing the computing power that helps drive the leg’s motorized knee and ankle, with control enabled by the patient’s own neural signals.

RIC's Bionic Leg, powered by Gumstix, eliminates the need for surgery.

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A Small Part of a Big Day

December 10, 2013 | Andrew Simpson

Big Day

Big day for Miles Scott when he warmed hearts not just in San Francisco, but around the world last month when the Make-a-Wish Foundation made his dream of being Batkid for a day come true. Miles was back in the news today attending a fundraiser to help other kids just like him, while we got a rare look inside the Batcave and some of its tech.

Small Part

Instructables has been host to a wonderful series on the technology that made Miles’ wish into a reality. It’s been a great look at a lot of the volunteer work that goes into building the custom stuff that pretty much every Make-a-Wish grant involves, and Gumstix was delighted to have been a part of the ultra-cool wrist-projector communicator used.

Small Part of a Big Day
Our Overo and Summit boards used for Batkid’s wrist projector communicator

From “Commissioner” Gordon and everyone here at Gumstix to all those out there who helped make this dream come true, we’d like to say “Way to go!”