Application Library for Gertboard Kit (Linux), contains test/example programs written in C.
I couldn't help but snigger when I read the comment in the common header header file "Try to strike a balance between keep code simple for novice programmers but still have reasonable quality code". Forgive…
Umm.. For a complete novice, this file is garble. I don't understand any of it. I understand these files contain C code to perform some function on the Gertboard but there's no simple explanation to what…
hi - this is the latest software download: http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-52909/l/assembled-gertboard-software-jan-2013. also, the command would be "unzip <name of zip file>". I see you wrote "zip gertboard_20120725"
I have downloaded 38-101479,
next I renamed it: mv 38-101479 gertboard_20120725.zip
next I did the ls -A comand and I found gertboard_20120725.zip
next I did a command: zip gertboard_20120725.zip, I did not work
I am using Occidentalis_v02.img, How can find out if has a zip program?
Edit: I just realised it was the newer gertboard_sw_20130106.zip I grabbed from http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-52909/l/assembled-gertboard-software-jan-2013?ICID=gertboard-techdoc
Ignore this comment.
Wanted to download this direct to the Pi, but Midori does not understand how this indirect link works - it downloads some unreadable text, but not the zip file.
I'm going to have to find some other way to get the library onto the Pi.
I couldn't help but snigger when I read the comment in the common header header file "Try to strike a balance between keep code simple for novice programmers but still have reasonable quality code". Forgive my cynicism, but here we have an example of PURE geeksville - the usual C++ cacophony of angle brackets, ampersands and curly braces without a letter (let alone a word) of commentary. How does this sit with the RPi foundation's objective of making the RPi a platform for teaching programming to the next generation? It's entirely appropriate, therefore, that I paid nothing for it - thank goodness! Sorry - I usually express gratitude for the free stuff that I grab from the web - so (please) think of this post as a wry comment rather than a vicious swipe.
Thanks Drew, yeah I read that as well, and was wondering if someone had newer info....
So, the question becomes, any 'guidelines' for using Python on the gertboard? One of the considerations when I chose the Pi was its use of Python since it is realtively simple to learn and understand. Particularly for students new to computing.
thanks for any insight!
Are there plans to develop a set of libraries to use python?