Mobile Robotics Development Kit


This Mobile Robotics Development kit is a solutions kit for robotics featuring the TurtleCore. Engineers and makers can get started on an iRobot Create-driven project with the Gumstix Mobile Robotics Development Kit.

Mobile Robotics Development Kit Bluetooth

The Gumstix Mobile Robotics Development Kit brings the power of Ubuntu Linux with Robot Operating System (ROS) to the iRobot Create's incredible robotics platform combining it with the WiFi/Bluetooth-enabled Overo AirSTORM computer-on-module and the TurtleCore expansion board (tailor-made for the iRobot Create).

This kit includes:

Included Components
TurtleCore Use Linux on the iRobot Create® by snapping the TurtleCore™ expansion board into its cargo bay carrying an Overo or Overo STORM COM.
Overo System Card (Ubuntu 8GB) 8GB Ubuntu System Card
Overo AirSTORM-Y Overo AirSTORM-Y


Connect to iRobot Create®

via the DB-25 connector; the iRobot Create® "cargo bay connector".

Flash Memory (NAND)



Up to 2,000 Dhrystone MIPS


Powered by iRobot Create®

Power Management

Texas Instruments TPS65950


Texas Instruments Sitara AM3703

Processor Architecture

ARM Cortex-A8

Processor Base Clock

1 GHz (Recommended @ 800MHz)

USB Console Port


USB Device


USB Host


Key Components
U.FL Antenna with Collar U.FL antenna with collar for Bluetooth and/or 802.11b/g/n wireless communications.
microSD Card Slot An onboard card-slot for system storage expansion using microSD cards. Specs
Texas Instruments TPS65950 Power Management The TPS65950 device is a highly integrated power-management integrated circuit (IC) that supports the power and peripheral requirements of the OMAP3-driven Overo series COMs. Specs
W2CBW0015 Wifi+Bluetooth Module This elegant combination from Wi2Wi enables both 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. Specs
Micron 512MB DDR LPDRAM & 512MB NAND Flash Memory Package-on-package (PoP) memory solution that minimizes power consumption, maximizes board space and increases speed.
Texas Instruments AM3703 Applications Processor 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Sitara AM3703 high-performance microprocessor designed to provide best in class ARM and graphics performance while delivering low power consumption. According to Texas Instruments, AM3703 is fully backward compatible with previous OMAP™ processors. Specs
DB25 Connector This vertical, male DB25 connector interfaces the TurtleCore with the iRobot Create's cargo bay port. 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
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. Specs
1GB Flash Package-on-package (PoP) memory solution that minimizes power consumption, maximizes board space and increases speed.
USB Standard A Jack The USB Standard A jack allows a Gumstix system to operate in USB Host mode Specs
Mating Connectors
U.FL Connector Attach a U.FL Wi-Fi or Bluetooth antenna (not included) to a Gumstix system with this connector.
Hirose 27-Pin Camera Connector (Overo COMs) Connect a Caspa camera to an Overo COM with this connector (Hirose FH26-27S-0.3SHW) Specs
70-Pin AVX Connector (Male – Overo COMs) Connect your Gumstix Overo COM to an expansion board with these 70-pin AVX connectors. Specs
70-Pin AVX Connectors (Female – Overo Expansion) Connect an Overo COM to an expansion board with these 70-pin AVX connectors. Specs
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