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Questions tagged [gertboard]

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.

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where to buy the raspberry pi 7" touchscreen display board separately? [closed]

My raspberry pi 7" touchscreen display board black plastic connector (BROWN CONNECTION ABOVE RPI DISPLAY LETTERING) that holds the ribbon to the raspberry pi broke and I am looking for a replacement ...
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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 ...
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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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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 blink....
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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 ...
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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. That'...
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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.