Gravity Development Board (GDB): STUDENT DISCOUNT
The GDB is the first space tolerant, open hardware prototyping board that can sense and control the environment. Optimized to eliminate high development costs and decrease time spent prototyping, the GDBs rich design capabilities will empower engineers, designers, teachers, students and small businesses to create in an environment limited only by their imaginations. The GDB operates across- platforms (Microsoft, Linux, Mac) and provides an unparalleled intuitive programming environment for beginners and professionals alike.
► E Series - For Earth based applications
where size & ease of programming matter.
► M Series - For Mars/Planetary based
applications where our shielding
methodology and triple modular redundancy
will protect the electronics.
► S Series - For free space based applications
where RAD hard components are a must.
Based off the Xilinx Virtex-5Q FPGA allowing
reconfigurable hardware, which serves
as its own back-up.
► The Gravity Development Board will be the
first space tolerate open hardware electronic
prototyping board, enabling any type of
person to create real life space hardware.
► Uses dense double sided Surface Mount
Technology, with hardware that includes;
Two Full H-Bridges, 18 GPIO, Eight channel
12-bit ADC conversion, Multiplexer, and USB
& wireless communication.
► Great driver for Firgelli L16 -P linear actuator.
Open Hardware Circuits
E Series - Gravity Development Board (GDB)
Alpha real life hardware
With limited funds and expertise, prototyping a new technology can be a cumbersome and unnecessarily expensive process, especially for undergrad students, hobbyists, and small technology firms.
The GDB will replace the Arduino Uno® as the preferred high-level prototyping environment. By being upto 40x faster, 70% smaller, having integrated high power drivers (capable of handling 100x the current), with more flexible Input / Output configurations, and yet is still much easier to program.
The alpha version was tested in three schools in a wide array of designs; from a Scanning Electron Microscope sampler, a robotic worm, and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. With the flexibility to program the board in four languages (The 12 Blocks GUI, SPIN, C+, or Assembly), you don't have to decide between ease of coding and efficiency. You can have both!
The E Series is the first of a three part series of multifunctional project development boards that will allow for quicker and thus cheaper prototyping. Our proprietary software will control all the open source hardware, creating a high level hardware API. The large and open source object exchange of the Propeller chip also allows for the easy addition of software functions.
E-Series CAD model