The gertboard is an expansion board for the Pi used to safely interface with numerous devices. This is for questions pertaining to the board, and about programming using the board.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
2answers
229 views

Gertboard or similar for Raspberry Pi 2?

I was reading some Raspberry Pi-related magazine the other day which strongly recommended a Gertboard because it makes it easier to work with motors, etc. From what I can tell, the board was designed ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
253 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
158 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
224 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
159 views

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 blink....
0
votes
0answers
95 views

Choosing RC car motor that can be driven with the Raspberry Pi

I bought this cheap aluminum robotics platform. Long story short the motors that were included are worthless, so I'm pretty much stuck with a frame. However, this is a nice aluminum frame, "good ...
3
votes
2answers
132 views

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. That'...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
9k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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.