For those of you not familiar with it, the Gertboard is a microcontroller kit for the Raspberry Pi that comes with a variety of add ons (motors, sensors etc.)
It hasn’t shipped in the US yet, however I have pre-ordered it and will be doing a review once the equipment arrives.
In the meantime you can read more about it at the Element14 site.
As a result of this blog there is the potential for a book in the works, more on this when/if it develops further.
I recently got a crash course in punching cable and wiring up Cat 5 and phone cable. There is a post in the works on this, where I will explain the relevance for home automation.