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Gertboard compared to Arduino

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:22 am
by Philip Clevberger
Hello everyone,

I'm trying to figure out what the Gertboard does that is different to an Arduino board?
I have ordered a RaspberryPI and I already have an Arduino I just wonder what the differences are.

Thank you in advance

Re: Gertboard compared to Arduino

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:47 am
by domesday
In some respects the Gertboard is an Arduino add-on for the reaspberry Pi as it has an ATMega microcontroller on it.

Re: Gertboard compared to Arduino

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:06 pm
by jamesh
It also has a few others interfaces - motor controller etc. And some absolutely essential bibbly bobbly lights!

Re: Gertboard compared to Arduino

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:59 pm
by alexeames
jamesh wrote:It also has a few others interfaces - motor controller etc. And some absolutely essential bibbly bobbly lights!
Hey mine don't bobble, they only bibble. I want a refund. :lol:

It's got 12 buffered GPIO connections (input or output) to stop you blowing up your Pi.
It's got an open collector which allows you to switch up to 6 relays.
Motor controller.
ATMEGA programmer and controller
ADC
DAC
3 control buttons
brushed motor controller
12 bibbly bobbly lights (aka leds)