The gertboard is an expansion for the Pi. This is for questions pertaining to the board, and about programming using the board.

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Root access , nightmare when TRYING to learn the basics

Why have a product an software that's so tricky to grasp when it's meant to be educational. I'm trying to experiment with the gertboard an simply run Python 2.7 ( I'm using 2.7 because any other ...
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Gertboard to control 4 servos?

I have been given this arm: It consists of 4 servos, which need to be controlled individually. Can I control them using Gertboard? Gertboard has only one motor driver, but it also has several open ...
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I2C Gertduino + Raspberry

I am struggling to install the I2C properly. When I connect the rpi with the gertduino and set the jumpers for the atmega48p I only have two entries in the matrix from i2cdetect -y 1: 10b: UU 30b: ...
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Raspberry Pi with gertduino to use the rtc

I just setup my raspberry pi with the gertduino and I tried the given blink example. It works fine and now I wanted to use the rtc from the gertduino to set the time from the raspberry. How ever I ...
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startx command fails after deleting /tmp folder

Okay, I have done something strange which prevents my RPi from entering a graphical environment. I was messing around with my Gertboard and was in the process of configuring the ATMEGA 328P ...
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Raspberry Pi + Gertduino

I realize this might not be a typical RPi question. However, I have a RPi with a Gertduino plugged into the GPIO headers. I can use the wrapper program_328 for avrdude to upload a precompiled ...
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Choosing RC car motor that can be driven with Raspberry Pi

INTRODUCTION I went off and bought this cheap aluminum robotics platform located below. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008Q47VKE/ref=pe_385040_30332190_TE_M3T1_ST1_dp_1 Long story short these motors ...
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Gert Board voltage on J7 is nearly 4 volts, is this a problem?

The Pi is plugged into a wall wart and the gert board is connected. I'm having trouble getting the ATMega chip to configure so I can use it and so I started checking some voltages on the board. ...
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5V TTL output from a Gertboard?

I have just got hold of an assembled Gertboard, and I'm thinking of various useful things I can do with it... I happen to work in a neuroscience lab where we use a lot of equipment that can be ...
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Gertboard & pi-face, what are the major differences, and what could you use them for?

I haven't tracked down a lot of information on this on the web, and the previous notable difference of the Gertboard being DIY no longer holds. The kind of answers I'm looking for: "If you want to do ...
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Anyone have tutorials on how the Gertboard can be utilized? or demos?

I just purchased a gertboard and wanted to see what others have done with it. Are there any good tutorials of how this works and how I can tap into it via the shell.