Welcome to episode 24 in our OpenHours series, we have been at this for six months now and it has been great seeing our audience grow. We officially launched season 2 of OpenHours this week with a guest speaker, Keith Lee from Gumstix. Keith talked about Gumstix the company, Geppetto the drafting tool, and gave a lead into a drone demo. This was a deep look into what Gumstix does and some of their products as well as a chance for those attending the call to ask questions.
Keith Lee began by discussing his background, he started working in Tech about 10 months ago straight after finishing his master’s degree and has been with Gumstix about 9 months. Gumstix has been around about 12 years and started with a release of a single board computer. Now their boards have been used in many different areas including boards strapped to the side of the international space station, industrial applications and even a supercomputer based on Gumstix. He discussed the Aerocore board in great detail including his attempt to get a camera working with it. He is also working on a drone demo and hopes to show this in OpenHours next week. He talked about some of the new boards that have been announced but are not available just yet. Then at 27.10 minutes into the episode Keith gave a demo of the Geppetto board drafting tool and built out a board. He took several questions throughout the call regarding not only the Geppetto but also other boards that Gumstix has. Keith then ended the call talking about the demo next week that will be a drone demo where he will get his mezzanine board onboard and do a ground test and tethered test.
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