Gumstix Scholar Center
As a leader in hardware design and manufacturing solutions, Gumstix is honored to support over 2,000 research projects in universities and labs around the globe.
Whether it be swarming drones, machine learning applications or your next Raspberry Pi project, Gumstix helps academics and educators carry out their research endeavors. Discover how Gumstix can help your project and explore Gumstix Scholar Projects below.
Featured Scholar Article
"We chose the Gumstix Overo Air because it had a small form-factor, wireless connectivity, and flexible data storage."
- Dr. Levi Hargrove, phD
Gumstix helps Dr. Levi Hargrove, director of Neural Engineering for Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's (RIC) Prosthetics and Orthotics Laboratory, along with scientists from Vanderbilt University, build thought-controlled bionic legs. Learn more about RIC and Gumstix with a 2015 article published in MDT.
Learn How Gumstix Products Support Research and Innovation
Gumstix specializes in tiny but powerful computer-on-modules (COM) with Ethernet/WiFi/Bluetooth and full installations of either Yocto Linux or Android. This means that developers can bring state-of-the-art machine learning, deep learning and data mining algorithms programmed in either Python or R to even their most compact embedded projects.
Learn how to install Linux or Android on a Gumstix product at the Gumstix Development Center.
Gumstix provides researches with compact and computationally powerful embedded devices for constructing many devices that can coordinate with WiFi or Bluetooth. The Overo AIRSTORM-Y is an especially well-suited computer-on-module for swarming research projects.
The AeroCore-2, an expansion board for Overo COMs, is a complete MAV control board with a Cortex-M4 processor and NuttX RTOS that is specifically designed for UAVs.
A more compact option is the 250x250mm AeroCore-250 for Overo COMs.
Learn more about UAVs, MAV boards and intelligent swarming at the Gumstix Blog.
Check out the Ad-Hoc Flying Networks Project at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
Robotics and servos is a Gumstix speciality. Our products have been used by the aeronautical industry, for military applications and even for satellites!
Several Gumstix expansion boards for the Overo series of computer-on-modules include the ROBOVERO and the TurtleCore. More information about the ROBOVERO, which fully supports the Python programming environment, can be found here
Gumstix sells various development kits for robotics and autonomous projects: The Autonomous Development Kit for Overo COMs, The Autonomous Development Kit for DuoVero COMs, the Gumstix Robotics Dev Kit and The Mobile Robotics Dev Kit.
The Pre-Go receivers with u-blox NEO 7P GPS/GLONASS, including support for RTK, range in price from $39 to $79.
Cameras: Gumstix Caspa Cameras provide compact and reliable solutions for your digital video needs.
Audio & Video: Gumstix makes computer-on-modules with audio and video production in mind. The Overo IRONSTORM-Y, for example, has a DaVinci Digital Video processor for graphics along with support for OpenGL. Many of our expansion boards also include SPI headers. For example, the Gumstix MitySOM-335x Dev Board supports a SPI and I2C header along with a audio codex with built-in left and right speakers and the Tobi expansion board for Overo computer-on-modules can breakout your audio projects.
LCDs: Gumstix provides a series of capacitive and resistive LCD screens with touch screens from Newhaven Displays.
WiFi / Bluetooth: Many Gumstix computer-on-modules and expansion boards include support for WiFi with access point mode and Bluetooth, like the Overo FIRESTORM-Y.
Gumstix offers low-powered, compact and powerful computer-on-modules with full installations of Linux. For hand-held medical projects, check out the new Poblano single board computer and multimedia enabled expansion boards, like the Arbor 70C, for Gumstix Overo COMs.
Check out how Gumstix supported UCLA's Wireless medical team to build the Abstats System.
Support for Third Party Computer-on-Modules
Offering computer-on-modules (COM) for as little as $5, Raspberry Pi is one of the most popular COM vendors out there. Developers can take full advantage of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module with the Gumstix Pi Compute Dev Board, designed in Geppetto by Gumstix engineers, that comes with a DSI and CSI2 connector along with an HDMI port.
In recent partnership with Toradex and Critical Link, Gumstix offers both expansion boards for Toradex's Colibri i.M6X and Critical Link's MitySOM-335x and development kits for the Colibri and MitySOM.
Gumstix Scholar News
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Gumstix: The Brains Behind Khepera IV Swarms
Khepera IV Open Source real-life robot swarms have been benchmarked and analyzed by Jorge M. Soares , Iñaki Navarro and Alcherio Martinoli from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Laboratory of Robotics and Systems in Engineering and Science, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.
Date Added: 08/01/2016.
Search and Rescue
Jin Q. Cui et al, at the National University of Singapore, have used the Overo FIRESTORM COM to build drones that can be used for search and rescue missions in post-disaster situations. Check out their 2016 paper in Unmanned Systems.
Date Added: 04/15/2016.
A group of electrical engineers at the Czech Technical University in Prague have recently employed Overo COMs and the Caspa Camera modules in their lost-cost swarming project. Check out Jan Faigl, Tomáš Krajník, Jan Chudoba and Martin Saska's 2013 paper in the
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Learn more about how Gumstix supports UAV and MAV research at our blog.
Date Added: 04/15/2016.
Gumstix in Space! Originally created at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Stanford University's Space Systems Development Lab, CubeSat allows researches to carry our their projects beyond the confines of Earth's atmosphere. The University of North Dakota's OpenOrbiter Small Spacecraft Development Initiative has recently utilized the Gumstix Overo WaterSTORM COM for their CubeSats research.
Date Added: 04/14/2016.
The following academic institutions have used Gumstix products in their research projects.
Brigham Young University
California University of Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon University
East Stroudsburg University
Florida State University
George Mason University
James Cook University
Mid Sweden University
National University of Singapore
Oklahoma State University
Penn State College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Simon Fraser University
Southern Lousiana University
Technische Universität München
University of Aberstwyth
University of Bielefeld
University of Braunschweig
University of Connecticut
University of Edinburgh
University of Illinois
University of Luebech
University of Maine
University of Maryland
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of North Dakota
University of Portland
University of Siegen
University of Sheffield
University of South Florida
University of Stuttgart
University of Technology of Compiegne
University of Waterloo
University of Western Australia