Gumstix Introduces New TurtleCore Expansion Board for Mobile Robotic Development

Gumstix has recently unveiled the new, cost-effective expansion board, TurtleCore. Based on the iRobot Create Platform, robotic designers can effectively construct robots using the TurtleCore. Incorporation of Gumstix Overo or Overo STORM series COM with the TurtleCore expansion board, allows direct integration within the iRobot Create without requiring a netbook for operating the interface with camera input or the mobile robot.

The new TurtleCore(TM) expansion board from Gumstix, Inc. snaps into an iRobot Create(R) cargo bay to power an Overo or Overo STORM COM. (PRNewsFoto/Gumstix, Inc.)

According to the President and CEO of Gumstix, W. Gordon Kruberg, M.D., the iRobot Create serves to be a unique platform for mobile robotics. The expansion boards as well as small COMs are suitable for the Create's unique form factor. The Create safely houses the Robotic Operating System and serves as a power source for the same, offers versatility to roboticists. This new compact and cost-effective package ensures high performance of robots.

The TurtleCore expansion board is directly integrated to the Create via DB25 port, through which an Overo COM can be both powered and controlled. Three USB 2.0 Ports have been included in this fully functional computer. In addition, it also includes a form factor that has been specifically designed for the Create.

The TurtleCore expansion board provides a range of features to Create developers. Some of its benefits have been listed below:

  • The addition of sensors and actuators can be simplified by the Gumstix COM as well as by two breakout headers and three USB ports for useful signals from the Create. Standoffs and screws ensure secure mounting.
  • The cargo bay of an iRobot Create Programmable Robot accommodates the operating system as well as sensors, a bigger battery, or any extra COMs.
  • The Create powers the COM. It includes only a single battery to charge. Maximum range can be achieved through the inherent low power necessity of Overo and Overo STORM COMs combined with Create power system’s software control.

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the author expressed in their private capacity and do not necessarily represent the views of AZoM.com Limited T/A AZoNetwork the owner and operator of this website. This disclaimer forms part of the Terms and conditions of use of this website.

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Kaur, Kalwinder. (2019, February 20). Gumstix Introduces New TurtleCore Expansion Board for Mobile Robotic Development. AZoRobotics. Retrieved on June 14, 2024 from https://www.azorobotics.com/News.aspx?newsID=2876.

  • MLA

    Kaur, Kalwinder. "Gumstix Introduces New TurtleCore Expansion Board for Mobile Robotic Development". AZoRobotics. 14 June 2024. <https://www.azorobotics.com/News.aspx?newsID=2876>.

  • Chicago

    Kaur, Kalwinder. "Gumstix Introduces New TurtleCore Expansion Board for Mobile Robotic Development". AZoRobotics. https://www.azorobotics.com/News.aspx?newsID=2876. (accessed June 14, 2024).

  • Harvard

    Kaur, Kalwinder. 2019. Gumstix Introduces New TurtleCore Expansion Board for Mobile Robotic Development. AZoRobotics, viewed 14 June 2024, https://www.azorobotics.com/News.aspx?newsID=2876.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Submit

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.