Raspberry Pi fans who have been patiently waiting for their new Raspberry Pi Gertboard Extender to arrive will be pleased to learn that the boards have now started shipping.
Pi Gertboard Extender has been designed to transform your Raspberry Pi
into an Arduino style hardware controller, allowing you to drive motors
or power robotics.
The Raspberry Pi website explained today: "Twitter
has been going mad this morning with people announcing the arrival of
the Gertboard on their doormats. Gertboard, for those who are new here,
is an expansion board for your Raspberry Pi, designed by one of the
Raspberry Pi’s hardware team.”
isn’t an official Raspberry Pi Foundation product, but it’s designed
and produced by someone who’s right at the heart of the Foundation, it
fits the Foundation’s goals perfectly, and we endorse it wholeheartedly;
we hope to see lots of kids using it as a learning platform along with
the Raspberry Pi”