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Gumstix BBB Astro Cape

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Gumstix BBB Astro Cape

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Turn Your BeagleBone Black Into a Handheld

A capacitive touch screen-ready BeagleBone Black cape with WiFi and Bluetooth.

Designed by Gumstix in Geppetto



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.

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.

BeagleBone Black not included.

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Access Point Mode





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
FTDI FT232RQ USB UART Interface Connect to an RS232 serial terminal over USB with the FTDI FT232RQ interface Specs
TI WiLink8 WL1831MOD 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. Specs
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 to a Gumstix system with this connector.
Hirose 40Pos FPC/FFC Connector CONN FPC/FFC 40POS .5MM HORZ SMD, Bottom Contacts