Finally I have received the Gertboard (expansion board for the Raspberry Pi). The pics below show the unpacking process and the soldering process. It took me about 3 hours to completely assemble all the parts. Everything worked fine on the first time round and soon started to run the test programs.
After the first tests, it was time to write something interesting utilising LEDs. I quickly wrote a short and simple program which converts Decimal numbers in to Binary by illuminating the LEDs representing the bits.
Now, it’s time to think of a proper and more interesting project to use this board in junction with the Raspi. Any ideas?