Gertboard Kit - Add-on GPIO expansion board for the Raspberry Pi

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The GertboardTM is an add-on board that extends the use of Raspberry Pi to devices in the real world, including motor/lamp control, and the sensing of voltages and currents. It also contains a host micro that can be programmed with code written and compiled for it, on the Raspberry Pi. The GertboardTM Kit contains the bareboard PCB and electronic components that allow you to self assemble your own GertboardTM.



It comes with a large variety of components, including buttons, LEDs, A/D and D/A converters, a motor controller, and an Atmel AVR microcontroller. There is a suite of test/example programs for the GertboardTM, written in C. , which is freely available from below Design Elements. The GertboardTM Kit is supported by a number of videos featuring Gert van Loo, creator of the GertboardTM and Paul Gibbon from Weller.  These video materials demonstrate how to solder through hole and surface mount components onto the GertboardTM.



Key Applications: Add-on GPIO expansion board for the Raspberry Pi

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Technical Documents


Learning Center

User ManualGertboard: User Manual for Gertboard Kit
Assembly ManualGertboard: Assembly Manual for the Gertboard Kit


Design Elements


SchematicGertboard: Schematic for Gertboard Kit
Application LibraryGertboard: Application Library for Gertboard Kit (Linux)


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Videos on Gertboard Kit


Video 1: Exclusive interview with Gert van Loo, creator of the Gertboard for Raspberry Pi


Video 2: Advice on getting ready to assemble your own Gertboard Kit


Video 3: Through Hole Soldering Tips on the Gertboard Kit


Video 4: Surface Mount Soldering Tips on the Gertboard Kit



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Kit Features




The major building blocks on GertboardTM are:

  • 12x buffered I/O
  • 3x push button
  • 6x Open collector driver (50V, 0.5A)
  • 48V, 4A motor controller
  • 28-pin dual in line ATmega device
  • 2-channel 8/10/12 bits Digital to Analogue converter
  • 2-channel 10 bits Analogue to Digital converter











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Kit Contents


  • Assembled Gertboard


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