AeroCore 2 for Overo


AeroCore 2 for Overo is a MAV control board featuring an integrated Cortex-M4 microprocessor and NuttX RTOS. This board offers everyone from enthusiasts to educators an opportunity to prototype and test their own micro-aerial vehicle. It is part of the AeroCore 2 Product Suite.

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

AeroCore 2 for Overo

Developed in conjunction with Stanford University Aero/Astro graduate students Robbie Bunge and Andrew C. Smith, the AeroCore from Gumstix offers everyone from enthusiasts to educators the opportunity to power their very own micro-aerial vehicle. With an ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller running NuttX RTOS and an integrated connection for Overo series computers-on-module, AeroCore gives users a complete Linux installation on a PX4-compatible platform.

Ready to make the AeroCore 2 even more uniquely yours? Make the exact customizations you need in Geppetto today!

Compatible with: Overo COMs, the Pre-GO, and the Pre-GO PPP.

Customize Your Board

Customize the AreoCore 2 for Overo to your project's specific needs in Geppetto D2O. Add sensors or remove unused components with the ease of a drag-and-drop interface.

Included Components
AeroDroid with Overo V1 AeroDroid fit with Overo connectors revision 26. Design date: Oct. 31, 2014


Board-To-Board Connector

2 x 70-pin AVX connectors



Controller Area Network (CAN)

For use in applications employing the CAN serial communication physical layer in accordance with the ISO 11898 standard.


3-Axis Angular Rate Sensor


96 mm W


50 mm L


ARM Cortex-M4 Microcontroller

Product Family



8xPWM Outputs for Motor Control

USB Console Port


USB Host


Key Components
Texas Instruments SN65HVD232 CAN Transceiver Designed for use with Texas Instruments DSPs with CAN controllers and equivalent devices. Provides differential transmit and receive capability at speeds up to 1 Mbps. Specs
Texas Instruments TPS62111 Step-Down Converter A low-noise synchronous step-down DC-DC converter. **Component Max Vin:** 17V, 1.5A. Specs
FTDI FT232RQ USB UART Interface Connect to an RS232 serial terminal over USB with the FTDI FT232RQ interface Specs
ST L3G4200D 3-Axis Gyroscope Low-power three-axis angular rate sensor able to provide unprecedented stability of zero rate level and sensitivity over temperature and time. Specs
Memory (SPI FRAM 1MB 1.8V) Memory (SPI FRAM 1MB 1.8V) Specs
MS5611 Barometric Sensor A high resolution altitude and digital atmospheric pressure sensor accurate to within 10 cm. Specs
Mating Connectors
70-Pin AVX Connectors (Female – Overo Expansion) Connect an Overo COM to an expansion board with these 70-pin AVX connectors. Specs

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.

Software Links
2015-02-25/overo/master/MLO U-Boot 2014.10 first-stage bootloader
2015-02-25/overo/master/u-boot.img U-Boot 2014.10 second-stage bootloader
2015-02-25/overo/master/README Build information about the assets for the Overo platform
2015-02-25/overo/master/gumstix-xfce-image-overo.tar.bz2 Yocto 1.7 filesystem running Linux kernel 3.17 for the Overo platform with the Xfce desktop environment
2015-02-25/overo/master/gumstix-console-image-overo.ubi Yocto 1.7 filesystem running Linux kernel 3.17 for the Overo platform without a desktop environment (UBI File System)
2015-02-25/overo/master/gumstix-xfce-image-overo.ubi Yocto 1.7 filesystem running Linux kernel 3.17 for the Overo platform with the Xfce desktop environment (UBI File System)
uEnv-geppetto.txt This is a simple uEnv.txt to select a GDT-generated device tree i.e. fdtfile=geppetto.dtb
dt/Nptnqeiv.dtb Generated device tree for BRD900000000258
Firmware (.px4)
CAD Drawing (DXF)