Designed for customers who want a device tailored to their specifications, without the cost of conventional electrical engineering, layout and manufacturing, Geppetto is a complete system for building and ordering custom embedded computers without the need for extensive knowledge of electrical engineering. Combining powerful web applications with Gumstix’ own manufacturing capabilities, reduces the process of creating an affordable, high-end electronic device from the typical three months to less than three weeks.
Traditional solutions require an electrical engineer to design a schematic of a board and then have a printed circuit board (PCB) specialist lay it out. Instead, this web application simplifies the process by providing an intuitive solution where designers can create the board with a drag and drop approach and connect desired modules ‒ USB plugs, network connectors, LEDs or even whole computer-on-modules ‒ to meet specifications. It provides intuitive color-based status indicators of design completion while managing low-level routing issues. If a design needs additional features to function successfully, the application suggests alternative modules to complete the design.