Thursday, November 8, 2012

GertBoard Kit Arrived

After several months of waiting I finally received my GertBoard kit. The GertBoard is an input/output expansion board for the Raspberry Pi.

Parts Included In GertBoard Kit

PCB Before Installing Components
It is shipped as a kit, although this is likely to change soon. It requires a significant number of parts, including some surface mount parts, so it is somewhat challenging to assemble.

So far I have reviewed the assembly instructions and confirmed that I have all the parts. In preparation, I did some practice soldering of some surface mount parts on some bare PCB. That went well so I am ready to start assembly.

SMT Soldering Practice

I'll post more here on my progress.

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