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Description: Named after its designer, Gert van Loo, the Gertboard is an IO expansion board for the Raspberry Pi with a lot of flexibility.

Plug the Gertboard into the GPIO header on your Raspberry Pi and you're ready to start detecting and responding to events in the real world. Jumper wires (called "straps") and pin jumpers are used to reconfigure the board in any number of ways. Whether you need to detect button presses or analog voltages, control motors or relays, the Gertboard is the ultimate tool for exploring the Raspberry Pi's full I/O potential!

Kit Includes:

  • 1 x Fully Assembled Gertboard
  • 1 x Software CD (Open Source ARM Cortex M Dev Tools)
  • 10 x Female to Female Jumper Wires
  • 18 x On board Patch Clips
  • 6 x Plastic Stand Feet

Features:

  • Plugs directly onto Raspberry Pi GPIO socket
  • Motor controller, capable controlling a motor bi-directionally, delivering 18V and 2A maximum
  • Dual-channel D-to-A converter, 8-bit
  • Dual-channel A-to-D converter, 10-bit
  • Onboard Atmel ATmega328 MCU for running off-board programs which are written, compiled and uploaded to Gertboard from Raspberry Pi
  • 6 x open collector outputs
  • 12 x LED indicators
  • 3 x momentary push switches
  • 10 x strap cables included
  • 18 x jumpers included

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Comments 5 comments

  • hello, you did not specify the characteristics of buffered inputs, which are the maximum ratings?

  • So when are you guys going to start selling the new Gertduino?

  • Can you look into selling the assemble-yourself Gertboards?

  • can you still use spi and i2c ?

    • Yes! The long single row header at the bottom of the board (GP0~GP25) gives you full access to all of the GPIO signal pins (3V3, 5V and GND are broken out elsewhere).

      I2C-1 will be pins GP0 (SDA) and GP1 (SCL). SPI has two uses on this board; you can either connect the appropriate GP pins to the A/D+D/A headers with a few jumpers, or you can use straps to connect the GPIO SPI pins to the ATmega328P which allows you to program it directly from the Arduino IDE or a patched version of avrdude.

      Basically, everything on this board is broken out and requires a bit of wiring to use. You can connect the 328P to the motor controller or buffers+switches+LEDs if you want. It’s totally, 100% flexible, which makes it a pretty powerful prototyping tool! :)


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