Gumstix Chatterbox for Raspberry Pi® Compute

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Feature-rich Alexa Development Board

Get started with Alexa on Raspberry Pi CM with the Chatterbox Pi. Add a camera, RGB LED, and GPIO-controlled gadgets to your voice or pushbutton activated home assistant application.

Gumstix Chatterbox for Raspberry Pi® Compute BluetoothWiFi

Designed by Gumstix in Geppetto, and following the Amazon AVS functional design guide, The Chatterbox for Raspberry Pi CM provides a feature rich development platform for Alexa Voice Service projects. With a 2.5- Watt speaker driver, programmable pushbuttons, and a built-in microphone, Chatterbox can be configured as a push- or hold-to-talk, or hot-word-detect Alexa platform. Exciting features, such as 15-pin CSI 2 camera connector, RGB LED, WiFi, and Bluetooth, as well as a 20-pin GPIO header, make the Chatterbox Pi an ideal home assistant development board.

Mating connector:
- 1 × U.FL Connector

What’s included:
- 1 × Chatterbox for RPi

Key Components:
- 1 × Micro B USB Plug
- 1 × SODIMM Connector
- 1 × FCI 15 pin FPC connector
- 1 × Connector (Power Jack Medium)
- 1 × USB Standard A Jack
- 1 × Single Channel 2.5 W Audio Amplifier
- 1 × FTDI FT232RQ USB UART Interface
- 1 × Stereo Audio Codec
- 1 × TI WiLink8 WL1831
- 1 × Microphone

Included Components
Chatterbox for RPi board

Chatterbox for RPi board

Access Point Mode



On-board microphone



USB Device

Micro B USB Plug



Key Components
Micro B USB Plug

Micro B USB Plug

SODIMM Connector

SODIMM connector to DDR2 200 pin module, such as the Raspberry Pi Compute Module

FCI 15 pin FPC connector

Raspberry pi CSI2 and DSI connector

Connector (Power Jack Medium)

PJ-018H-SMT, medium size (1.65mm), fits EIAJ-2 plug

USB Standard A Jack

The USB Standard A jack allows a Gumstix system to operate in USB Host mode

Single Channel 2.5 W Audio Amplifier

Single Channel 2.5 W Class D Filterless Audio Amplifier


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

Stereo Audio Codec

Low-Power Stereo CODEC with 10 Inputs, 7 Outputs, HP Amplifier and Enhanced Digital Effects

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.


Thru-hole omnidirectional microphone (-42DB)

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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