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