PIC!!!!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.
I just asked Farnell and they say you can get it using this link: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.
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.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
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.
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.malakai wrote:If they used headers similar to these https://www.adafruit.com/products/1112 they could have used a ribbon