I purchased a raspberry Pi3 Model B v1.2 & a Gertboard Model 21-Oct-2012 last week and I cant work out how to connect the 2. I have a 26 pin ribbon cable which I think is fine for the Gertboard but the Pi3 has a 40 Pin GPIO.How do I connect the both so that I can use Arduino functionality with my Pi3?
The Gertboard has been retired for several years. While the 26 pins of older Raspberry Pi Model B boards are compatible with newer 40 pin variants, often there are a few software compatibility glitches introduced by updates. Hopefully that’s not the case although we’re not end users of Gertboard so it might be best to work with the Gertboard developer / community directly in this case.
Above is the original Gertboard website which has all the guides and a contact method for support. All the best with your projects!
Thanks for the reply I have also been told that I can use the board and a ribbon cable as long as I place it on the pins furthest away from the USB, Ethernet port. Does that sound OK or should I just abandon the idea of using the gertboard?
I’m not entirely sure what you mean sorry, although it might be worth running the question by the official Gertboard community: