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



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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
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 8:26
  • @Mose - size and spacing of pins.
    – Brian Low
    Commented 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
    Commented 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")



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

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