Gumstix BBB Astro Cape

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Gumstix BBB Astro Cape is a capacitive touch screen ready BeagleBone Black cape with WiFi and Bluetooth. This is for engineers and makers looking to prototype their own mobile device.

Once you have tested the board, you may use Geppetto online to design and customize it for your own project.

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Gumstix BBB Astro Cape

Let your BeagleBone Black mobile application take off with a 4.3" Newhaven capacitive touch screen, 9-axis inertial measurement unit, and WiFi b/g/n (2.4 GHz only) and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity via TI's WiLink8 chip.

The 4.3” Newhaven Resistive Touch Screen connector used with this board is ideal for providing a user interface for all types of products. They are usually used in devices like personal DVD players and handheld devices but are well suited for industrial applications as well.

BeagleBone Black is not included. Purchase yours here.

Yocto Linux Disk Images

If you are using an LCD display, use this disk image. Otherwise, use this disk image.

For instructions for installing the LXDE user interface on BeagleBone Black, follow this link.

Customize Your Board

The Gumstix BBB Astro Cape can be redesigned in Geppetto D2O in order to add the components and functionality your project demands.

Included Components
BBB WiLink8 43C

A beaglebone black cape with a WiLink8 wifi module and 4.3" capactive touch LCD.


6-axis internal measurement unit (IMU)

Access Point Mode





3-axis gyroscope


LCD Capable

LCD Manufacturer

Compatible with Newhaven Displays

LCD Size

4.3 inch

LCD Touchscreen

Capacitive Touch Ready

USB Device

Micro B USB Plug



Key Components

Connect to an RS232 serial terminal over USB with the FTDI FT232RQ interface

TI WiLink8 WL1831

The certified WiLink 8 module from TI offers high throughput and extended range along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth coexistence in a power-optimized design.

Memory (256Kb I2C Serial Board EEPROM)

CAT24C256 Series 256 kbit (32 K x 8) 1.8-5.5V I2C CMOS Serial EEPROM - TSSOP-8

Mating Connectors
U.FL Connector

Attach a U.FL Wi-Fi or Bluetooth antenna (not included) to a Gumstix system with this connector.

Hirose 40Pos FPC/FFC Connector

CONN FPC/FFC 40POS .5MM HORZ SMD, Bottom Contacts

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