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    • Plugs directly onto Raspberry Pi GPIO socket
    • 28-pin dual in line ATmega microcontroller
    • Motor controller, capable controlling a motor bi-directionally, delivering 18V and 2A maximum
    • Dual-channel D-to-A converter, 8-bit
    • Dual-channel A-to-D converter, 10-bit
    • Onboard Atmel ATmega328 MCU for running off-board programmes which are written, compiled and uploaded to Gertboard from Raspberry Pi
    • 6 x open collector outputs
    • 12x buffered I/O
    • 12 x LED indicators
    • 3 x momentary push switches
    • 10 x strap cables included
    • 18 x jumpers included
    • Software and manuals available to operate and learn how to use Gertboard

    The Gertboard is an input/output (I/O) extension board for the Raspberry Pi computer. It fits onto the GPIO (general purpose I/O) pins of the Raspberry Pi (the double row of pins on the upper left corner) via a socket on the back of the Gertboard. A bit of care is required when putting the two devices together. It is easy to insert just one row of pins into the socket, but all of the pins need to be connected. The Gertboard gets its power from those GPIO pins, so you will need a power supply for the Raspberry Pi (RPi) that is capable of supplying a current of at least 1A.


    Key Applications: Experimentation, Home burglar alarm, Motor control, Sensor detection and control, Educational applications

    Schematics / Layout filesSchematics for Assembled Gertboard (.pdf)  
    Applications LibraryAssembled Gertboard Software (Jan 2013) (.zip)