TurtleCore

Out of stock
PKG30023
$89.00

TurtleCore can be snapped into the cargo bay of an iRobot Create® so that engineers and makers can use Linux in prototyping their iRobot Create.

IMPORTANT: This version of the TurtleCoreBoard is deprecated because it mates only with Overo COMs using the discontinued AVX connectors, manufactured before January 2020.

Overo COMs manufactured since January 2020 use Panasonic connectors. If interested in a version of the TurtleCore with a Panasonic connector, contact us.

TurtleCore

The TurtleCore™ expansion board sits in the cargo bay of the original (Version 1) iRobot Create® Programmable Robot, drawing power over the DB25 connector to power an Overo® COM or Overo STORM series of COMs. Using the COM on the TurtleCore means Linux tools are available, including ROS, for high level programming.

There are 3 USB ports and several male-header pins available with GPIO access, as well as standoffs and screws to support the TurtleCore in the Create cargo bay.

For more information on getting started with the TurtleCore Expansion Board, visit the Gumstix Developer Center.

Included Components
TurtleCore Expansion Board

TurtleCore Expansion Board

Board-To-Board Connector

2 x 70-pin AVX connectors

Connect to iRobot Create®

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

Width

 45.0 mm

Length

 194.0 mm

Power

Powered by iRobot Create®

Product Family

Overo

USB Console Port

Included

USB Device

Included

USB Host

Included

Key Components
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
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 Version:

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