AeroCore 2 for Intel Joule Module Powers Drones, Robotics and IoT

January 19, 2017 | Karen Schultz

Featuring an ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller running NuttX RTOS and an integrated connection to the Intel® Joule™ module, the new AeroCore 2 gives users complete Linux or Windows IoT installations on a PX4-compatible platform. With the NimbeLink Skywire LTE modem connector, the AeroCore 2 for Intel® Joule™ module is an MAV powerhouse!

Want to launch a drone? Or have another robotic or IoT device in mind? Check out the AeroCore 2 and associated products, and learn how they can make your ideas a reality.

Watch an AeroCore 2 powered drone demo with RealSense and PointCloud Technology:

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

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.

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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Gumstix in Space

June 4, 2015 | Uthra Krishnan

NASA wants to turn CubeSats into the next planetary explorers and Gumstix can help do it. CubeSats are relatively inexpensive satellites that are low power, low weight, and small in size.


The hope of the program is to send multiple CubeSats that could be deployed onto a planet’s surface at various locations. The sensors on board would then communicate back to the mother ship which would feed the information back to earth. The versatility of CubeSats allow for each satellite to be customized for the function it will serve and the terrain it will be deployed to.

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