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I want to connect an anemometer to my Raspberry Pi 3. I'm trying to use the Maplin N25FR Wind Speed Sensor.

How do I connect it to my Raspberry Pi?

I found this picture online, but I don't understand how it's connected and what device is being used to connect it. enter image description here

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    You may be better off searching for Raspberry Pi plus the sensor you are interested in. Such hits are likely to find a sensor and how to interface that model of sensor to the Raspberry Pi. – joan Jan 5 '18 at 12:45
  • Thanks for your suggestion, but i would prefer using the maplin anemometer. – Haziq Muhammad Jan 5 '18 at 14:11
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I believe the item you have circled is a GPIO extender which just makes connection to the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi a lot simpler. There are lots of different types available and it is even possible that the one in the image is home-made.

  • Thanks for your help. Could you please suggest a GPIO extender similar to the one he's using that i might be able to use. FYI the wire of the sensor is a RJ11. – Haziq Muhammad Jan 6 '18 at 12:38
  • I'm not aware of any thing on the market that will accept RJ11 and connect direct to GPIO. It looks as if someone else is doing a similar project at raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=116308 You may find something of help there. – Mike Worsley Jan 26 '18 at 7:07

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