Assembled Gertboard available at Farnell – #RaspberryPi @Raspberry_Pi


Exciting news from Farnell (revealed in a tweet, and then on – the assembled Gertboard is now available, and it’s not as expensive as I thought it would be. £30 + VAT (£36) buys you the board. They’re also selling the Pi with a case for £31.50 (inc VAT). You will obviously have to pay postage on top, but that’s a pretty good deal.

Gordon over at Drogon sums the Gertboard up nicely (in fact I had to search long and hard for something as succinct as this!):

The Gertboard is an add-on GPIO expansion and experimenter board for the Raspberry Picomputer. It comes with a large variety of components, including buttons, LEDs, A/D and D/A converters, a motor controller, and an ATmel ATmegs 328p AVR microcontroller which you can program using the standard Arduino IDE (with some minor modifications). Read more

To order an assembled Gertboard, follow this link: GERTBOARD

A Beginner’s Guide to DIYing with the #RaspberryPi [reblog]

“It’s Raspberry Pi week at Lifehacker, and for the next five days we’ll be showing you some cool DIY projects you can put together with this little miracle of a device. If you haven’t bought one yet, check out the first section below to learn more about what it is, what you’ll need, and the cool stuff you can do with one.”

A Beginner’s Guide to DIYing with the Raspberry Pi.