Raspberry Pi’s Expansion Companion Is Here!

MattRichardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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By Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

85 Articles

Raspberry Pi hackers who are pushing their boards to the limit in terms of I/O will be delighted to learn that the Gertboard is now available for purchase as a kit. The announcement comes after a teaser post earlier today on the Raspberry Pi blog. The board comes with a variety of components such as buttons, LEDs, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, a motor controller and even an ATmega328P microcontroller. While it’s not an official Raspberry Pi Foundation product, they do say that they “endorse it wholeheartedly.” The exclusive distributor, Element-14, is taking preorders now and will start shipping units in mid-September. For those of you who can’t stand the wait, here’s a closer look at the board with the latest revisions:

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