Direct links to Gertboard Manuals and Software


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by alexeames » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:52 am
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by pmj1979 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:17 pm
Ive double checked and that is the same version of the Test Software I downloaded.

Once you make all and run "leds" the LED5 does not light. Apparently it is because of the changes to the GPIO pins in the Rev2 RPi.
I know what needs to be done to make this work but dont know how to do it. I played a little and didnt get it to work so I've been looking for help.

Can someone explain step my step how to make the specific changes re gpio pin21 and pin27 in the test scripts (I think these are the problem pins?), and then compile to run the new version?

Rev1 Pinout
http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/wp-con ... 808358.png


Rev2 Pinout
http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/wp-con ... 831557.png


Rev2 Listed Changes
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1929
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by Rodney Wertz » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:06 am
I also found the list of parts with part numbers essential. I would add that to the list too,
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by superspost » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:25 pm
pmj1979 wrote:Can someone explain step my step how to make the specific changes re gpio pin21 and pin27 in the test scripts (I think these are the problem pins?), and then compile to run the new version?


1. open the leds file with nano
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nano leds.c


2. change the line for the pins
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#define L5 (1<<[b]21[/b])
--->
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#define L5 (1<<[b]27[/b])
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by superspost » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:37 pm
pmj1979 wrote:Can someone explain step my step how to make the specific changes re gpio pin21 and pin27 in the test scripts (I think these are the problem pins?), and then compile to run the new version?

1. open the leds file with nano: nano leds.c
2. change the line for the pins: "#define L5 (1<<21)" to this ---> "#define L5 (1<<27)"
3. save changes: "CTRL + X" gets you out of nano (don't forget to hit yes to save and then enter)
4. recompile: make all
5. run the example: sudo ./leds
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by fableman » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:50 am
moderator need to make this one sticky.
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by electrified » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:45 pm
Many thanks.. was struggling to find the software on the Element14 site.
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by wallarug » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:41 am
Could someone just rewrite all the software and label it Rev1 or Rev2. That would make a lot of people's lives easier. (not for me - for others)
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by alexeames » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:13 am
wallarug wrote:Could someone just rewrite all the software and label it Rev1 or Rev2. That would make a lot of people's lives easier. (not for me - for others)


In the Python version, for the relevant scripts, I have plans for it to autodetect which Rev and switch ports accordingly. But that's not for this week. :lol: It mainly only really affects the LEDs program as far as I can make out.
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by alexeames » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:42 am
We should probably have a link in this thread to the Python Gertboard software too.
Here it is...
http://raspi.tv/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/GB_Python.zip

And here's the discussion thread about it...
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=21874
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by Gert van Loo » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:14 am
Hurray,
my trademark registration came in today:
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by alexeames » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:00 am
Congratulations Gert :D
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by williamhbell » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:29 pm
Hi,

Is anyone working on a Scratch library for the Gertboard?

Thanks and best regards,

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by alexeames » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:29 am
williamhbell wrote:Hi,

Is anyone working on a Scratch library for the Gertboard?

Thanks and best regards,

Will


Not as far as I know. At least if they are, they haven't said anything in this forum about it yet. :D
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by Drew Poling » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:50 pm
Hello,

I just received the Gertboard ver 3 here in the US and would like to know if there is a Gertboard Assembly Manual for that ver 3?

Thanks,
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by Gert van Loo » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:56 pm
Drew Poling wrote:Hello,

I just received the Gertboard ver 3 here in the US and would like to know if there is a Gertboard Assembly Manual for that ver 3?

Thanks,
Drew


I am slightly confused.
There is only one kit and there never was a ver 3.
What does the text on the PCB read?
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by Drew Poling » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:51 pm
Gert van Loo wrote:
Drew Poling wrote:Hello,

I just received the Gertboard ver 3 here in the US and would like to know if there is a Gertboard Assembly Manual for that ver 3?

Thanks,
Drew


I am slightly confused.
There is only one kit and there never was a ver 3.
What does the text on the PCB read?


Sorry about that, the label from Element 14 has "Rev 3" and the board has "11 March 2012". So is the link on the top of this form current for the Assembly Manual?

Thanks,
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by alexeames » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:58 pm
Mine is also 11 March 2012, so yes. :D And the label on my unbuilt Farnell kit also says Rev 3. Definitely the right instructions.
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by Gert van Loo » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:44 am
I did not know that Farnell had rev-3 on the kit.
I know they did some internal test kits which they gave to employees to get the bugs out.
That must be where the 3 came from.
Base line answer: The assembly manual is for ALL revisions.
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by Drew Poling » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:02 am
Gert van Loo wrote:I did not know that Farnell had rev-3 on the kit.
I know they did some internal test kits which they gave to employees to get the bugs out.
That must be where the 3 came from.
Base line answer: The assembly manual is for ALL revisions.


Thanks Gert,

I just wanted to be sure before I start assembly. I look forward to having fun with Gertboard projects.

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by webbwbs » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:39 pm
I notice that the schematics are rev 3 in the user manual. This may be where Farnell got it from.
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by GordonTGopher » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:15 pm
It might be worth adding a link to the new manual for the assembled kit, especially as Farnell still link to the old manual on the product page :?

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by sjrapid » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:30 pm
+1 to GordonTGopher's suggestion. The manual for the assembled board on Farnell's site also has the schematic pages missing. It would be nice to see that rectified in the version posted here.

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by Gert van Loo » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:02 pm
sjrapid wrote:+1 to GordonTGopher's suggestion. The manual for the assembled board on Farnell's site also has the schematic pages missing. It would be nice to see that rectified in the version posted here.
Steve J


Yesterday I noticed that too and I have send them the schematics. Standard the Farnell website is update every weekend so you
probably will not see them till then.
(They can't do it ad-hoc, there are just too many ocompanies spread over the world for that.)
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by alexeames » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:46 pm
GordonTGopher wrote:It might be worth adding a link to the new manual for the assembled kit, especially as Farnell still link to the old manual on the product page :?

Gordon


Here's a link to the new V2 manual on element14

http://www.element14.com/community/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadBody/51727-102-1-265829/Gertboard_UM_with_python.pdf
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