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Can I use the inexpensive female/male or female/female breadboard jumper cables to temporarily wire sensors to the GPIO pins?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/QTY30-Breadboard-Jumpers-Wires-Male-Female-Arduino-PIC-Hard-Case-/370655916049

http://dx.com/p/30cm-breadboard-wires-for-electronic-diy-40-cable-pack-80207?item=5

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  • Why should this not be bepossible? I can't understand why this question get's upvotes... It's like asking "Can I use a Ethernet-Cable to connect LAN?"
    – Mose
    Oct 25, 2012 at 8:26
  • @Mose - size and spacing of pins.
    – Brian Low
    Oct 27, 2012 at 2:31
  • @Mose - the purpose of this site, and the very purpose of the Pi itself, is to encourage learning. Unfortunately, I was not born with innate knowledge of header pin spacing (and I'd guess neither were the upvoters! :).
    – Brian Low
    Oct 27, 2012 at 2:40

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Yes you can, I used some I bought at a computer-parts store

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(Maplin A39GF "Colour Single Pin Interconnect Cables" / "Single Pin Mbrd Ext")

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Yes.

This is what I am using, and what is recommended by Adafruit and supplied with SkPangs Raspberry Pi Starter Kits.

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