Hello Linux Enthusiasts. Gertduino is a $29.99 Arduino-Uno compatible, order-able via element14, add-on board for the Raspberry Pi single board computer, created by Gert van Loo.
Gertduino is basiclly an Arduino having both an Atmega 328 micro-controller and an Atmega 48 one with an IRDA interface, programmable on the Raspberry Pi using either Arduino GUI or GCC Atmel compiler, a battery used as backup power supply and a high-precission real-time clock, created for developers.
To see Gertduino at work, see the above video (by Emily Boswijk):
For those who don’t know, Raspberry Pi is a mini-computer with the size of a credit-card, having a 700 Mhz ARM CPU, 512 MB of RAM, USB ports, Ethernet port, HDMI port for pluging TVs or monitors, and supports SD cards up to 32 GB. Used with a keyboard, mouse and plugged in at a TV, this small ARM device turns into a modest computer, good for daily basic tasks.
There are many ambitious project, powered by Raspberry Pi single board computers. Among others, worth reminding are:
- Upstagram – a flying paper house that posts live pictures on Instagram, via a Raspberry Pi
- Ubuntu compatible Raspberry Pi cluster – a cluster built of 32 Raspberry Pi single board computers
- Weblink – a low cost Raspberry Pi based IVI solution for cars
- How to transform a Raspberry Pi into a tablet by using the DukePad instructions
- A Sprite-like looking webcam powered by a Raspberry Pi