Gert plays Santa Claus

Gert, creator of the Gertboard and Gertduino, and all-round good egg, has really been getting into the Christmas spirit this year. He’s designed the world’s simplest Raspberry Pi add-on board – a 5×5 matrix of LEDs driven directly from the GPIO pins which I’m going to christen the Gertenlights.

The assembled Gertenlights in all their glory

Yesterday he brought 100 parts kits into the Broadcom office and announced a lunchtime “matrix grab”, prompting a good fraction of us to descend on the kitchen to collect our free toys. Going to break out the soldering iron this evening.

The ravening hordes descend on the kitchen. Andrew Holme, of homebrew GPS fame is in profile on the left.