Exciting news from Farnell (revealed in a tweet, and then on Scoop.it) – 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