|Gertboard October 2012 ("Version 2")|
The October 2012 branded version design differs from the March 2012 DIY board. The ribbon cable to connect to the Raspberry Pi is now a direct connect stackable header. The fuse for the motor driver is enclosed and a different motor driver chip used, More surface mount parts are used including the voltage regulator and LEDs.
|Gertboard March 2012 ("Version 1")|
It still does not allow connection of Arduino compatible shields as it uses a proprietary dual row header. This can be adapted though not directly. The Breadboard Shield Adapter brings an Arduino shield pins to one side where one would have to manually connect the various pins. Not perfect but doable. Maybe the next revision of the Gertboard will allow for a better connection.
|Breadboard Shield Adapter|