Series: Tutorials

Gumstix Pi Compute Boards are Raspberry Pi CM3 Compatible

| Celine Marie Barrozo

In the last couple of months, we have been getting emails from customers and Geppetto users asking if our Raspberry Pi Expansion boards and the Raspberry Pi Compute Module Connector in Geppetto are compatible with the RPi Compute Module 3. The CM1 and CM3 are pin compatible so it will work with our RPi Expansion Boards.

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3

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Last August 2016, Intel® announced the Intel® Joule™ compute module. Since then, our engineering team had been hard at work to provide expansion boards that would allow innovators, makers, and designers to build their products using the power and capabilities of the Intel® Joule™ compute module.

Intel® Joule™ Compute Module
Intel® Joule™ Compute Module

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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

Tutorial: Gumstix Powered Astromech Droid

| Uthra Krishnan

Build your own Gumstix Powered Astromech Droid with the AeroCore 2 + COM and iRobot Create 2

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This tutorial will be a new way to control an iRobot Create 2 with Gumstix products, featuring the Gumstix AeroCore 2 for Overo. We’ll control the iRobot Create 2 with a Sony DualShock 4 controller connected to an Ubuntu desktop machine. The Ubuntu machine will forward a command stream to the Overo + AeroCore 2 over a WiFi network, or the Overo in Access Point mode. The Overo will stream a live video feed from the Logitech C920 webcam back to the Ubuntu machine. All the components fit nicely in the stock dust bin, or 3D printed one from the first iRobot Create 2 Tutorial.

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Tutorial: Controlling the Kobuki Robot with Gumstix

| Uthra Krishnan

An ROS tutorial using a Gumstix Overo COM and a Tobi expansion board

The Yujin iClebo Kobuki robot is a two wheeled differential drive robot base designed for education and research. The Kobuki sports a 351.5mm wide circular body, several power connectors, expansion pins, buttons and LED’s in the rear, a large bumper with three switches in the front, and high resolution wheel encoders for odometry measurements. Yujin has graciously released a number of open source drivers and packages for the Kobuki robot, tailored for both the Robot Operating System (ROS) and standalone operation.

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