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Farnell assembled Gertboard

Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:44 am

Saw this on Farnell when searching for Gertboard:

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Unfortunately, clicking through takes you to an unknown item page, but perhaps it looks like their release is imminent?

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Re: Farnell assmebled board

Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:51 am

That's how it normally works. Keep us posted.

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Re: Farnell assmebled board

Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:35 pm

I've just ordered one from that page, will have to wait and see if I get an email on Monday confirming dispatch or confirming a system error :) Thanks for the heads up.

Gordon

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Re: Farnell assmebled board

Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:04 pm

Can't find this on the Australian page. :(

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:08 pm

I'm slightly more confident that I may actually have managed to order one, the stock level has gone down by two and I've had a confirmation email, and the order is 'processing', so I guess I need to wait to see what happens tomorrow!

Gordon

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:16 pm

Just got an e-mail telling me it's shipped!
Gordon

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:00 pm

GordonTGopher wrote:Just got an e-mail telling me it's shipped!
Gordon
Wow, good news. Will have a go myself.


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Re: Farnell assembled board

Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:12 am

There is now a product page for it here:

http://cpc.farnell.com/gertboard/gertbo ... tt=SC12828

and it is available for order.

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:27 am

Well mine's just arrived. Comes with half a dozen jumper cables and some 2-pin jumper connectors. Unfortunately, they've fitted a female IDC connector so the board plugs straight onto the Pi - great to remove the need for a ribbon cable, but not so great if Pi is in a case. If anyone wants pic, let me know and I'll post.

All in all, very happy to finally have one.

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:34 am

bob_binz wrote:Well mine's just arrived. Comes with half a dozen jumper cables and some 2-pin jumper connectors. Unfortunately, they've fitted a female IDC connector so the board plugs straight onto the Pi - great to remove the need for a ribbon cable, but not so great if Pi is in a case. If anyone wants pic, let me know and I'll post.

All in all, very happy to finally have one.
PIC!!!! :D :D :D

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:04 am

Here ya go:

Board front http://i46.tinypic.com/moo6e.jpg

Board rear http://i48.tinypic.com/2res7s9.jpg

Box (showing logo) http://i48.tinypic.com/2gui4gn.jpg



Note surface mount leds and motor controller

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:34 am

If you order direct from Farnell then there is no delivery charge

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:37 am

DesOToole wrote:If you order direct from Farnell then there is no delivery charge
Correct. £30+vat delivered next day (so £36 all-in)

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:54 am

bob_binz wrote:Here ya go:

Board front http://i46.tinypic.com/moo6e.jpg

Board rear http://i48.tinypic.com/2res7s9.jpg

Box (showing logo) http://i48.tinypic.com/2gui4gn.jpg



Note surface mount leds and motor controller
Do I see pull-up resistors on the Gertboard there?

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:11 pm

Yes, but only on the "outside world" port.
This means:
1/ The signals (and thus the LED's) are stable when used as input.
2/ You can control a pin by using a pull-down only (Hurray: switches now work)

You will still have the "random LEDs behaviour" if:
The port is set to output mode
AND
your do no drive the pin from the Raspberry-Pi.

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:36 pm

How do you order 1 in the netherlands? I have just tried to order one and all seemed fine until farnell just called me to say the order has to be over €50.

Any help please.

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:00 pm

andy33 wrote:How do you order 1 in the netherlands? I have just tried to order one and all seemed fine until farnell just called me to say the order has to be over €50.

Any help please.
I just asked Farnell and they say you can get it using this link:
http://export.farnell.com/rp/order/

I checked and it seems to be a bit more expensive then the Dutch list price.

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Cable?

Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:28 pm

I Would like to get a complete kit from Farnell.
Does anyone know if Farnell sells the cable for Raspberry-Gertboard?
Can someone indicate if the box MC-RP001-CLR (farnell) is suitable for connecting the cable (from GPIO) to Gertboard?
I apologize if anyone considers these issues somewhat off topic.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Cable?

Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:27 pm

qzroadqqx wrote:I Would like to get a complete kit from Farnell.
Does anyone know if Farnell sells the cable for Raspberry-Gertboard?
Can someone indicate if the box MC-RP001-CLR (farnell) is suitable for connecting the cable (from GPIO) to Gertboard?
I apologize if anyone considers these issues somewhat off topic.
Thanks in advance
The pre-assembled Gertboard that I received today comes with the IDC connector fitted to the underside of the board, meaning it connects directly on to the GPIO header pins on the RPi. In this format, it is thus not suitable for use with a case that houses to RPi alone. You could possibly make or purchase a cable with an IDC plug on one end and a socket on the other. Alternatively, you could de-solder the connector from the Gertboard and replace with header pins, and then connect with a cable. I'm afraid I can't answer about the case as I am not familiar with it.

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:58 am

Here in the USA I just order it from Newark. They always say they have 20 left. Even after I order I checked and they still say 20 left. But the order went through, and I guess they do not get any more until April 8th.

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Re: Farnell assembled board

Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:16 am

bob_binz wrote:Here ya go:

Board front http://i46.tinypic.com/moo6e.jpg

Board rear http://i48.tinypic.com/2res7s9.jpg

Box (showing logo) http://i48.tinypic.com/2gui4gn.jpg



Note surface mount leds and motor controller
Beautiful pics can you post one with it attached to the Pi itself also how far above the pi does the bottom of the Gertboard sit. If they used headers similar to these https://www.adafruit.com/products/1112 A) they could have used both a ribbon and B) it should clear the sides of some cases. Since the pins are closer to the surface obviously only B applies.
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Re: Farnell assembled board

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:59 am

The Farnell Gertboard does not sit on top of the Raspberry Pi but instead side by side and stands using 6 plastic legs. I think a ribbon cable would have been better to be honest.


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Re: Farnell assembled board

Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:43 am

malakai wrote:If they used headers similar to these https://www.adafruit.com/products/1112 they could have used a ribbon
You can use just the male pins from that header on their own to allow a ribbon cable to be connected to the gert. Then you'd have the best of both worlds.

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