Gumstix BBB Rover Cape

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Gumstix BBB Rover Cape is a robot-ready BeagleBone expansion board with pulse-width modulators for servo control, gyro sensor, GPS capabilities, and wireless connectivity. This is for engineers and makers who wants to prototype robot with BeagleBone.

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

Gumstix BBB Rover Cape BluetoothWiFi

Gumstix BBB Rover Cape

Get your BeagleBone Black robotics project off its leash with the Gumstix BBB Rover Cape. Build your machine around its wireless connectivity, PWMs, motion sensor and GPS capabilities.

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

Features include:

  • TI WiLink8 with 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz only) + Bluetooth 4.1
  • 4 PWM headers
  • 9-axis inertial measurement unit
  • GPS Expandability

BeagleBone Black not included. Get yours here

Customize Your Board

Customize the BBB RoverCape to your project's specific needs in Geppetto D2O. Add functionality or remove unused components with the ease of a drag-and-drop interface.

Included Components
WifiLink8 Cape

Allows wifi with beaglebone

Access Point Mode




USB Device

Micro B USB Plug



5-pin GPS Connector

Texas Instruments

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.

Please read the instructions in the README file carefully before starting. Instructions and functions are explained in the file.

Files that are needed (such as bootloader and operating system) to create a bootable disk image, are available below.

Our Support page links additional resources.

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