Questions tagged [cable]

Use this tag for any questions related to the cables needed to connect the Raspberry Pi to power, screens, and other peripherals.

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How to add a usb slave port to a raspberry pi

Is there a way, with a small board add-on, a simple cable incorporating some specialized chip, to add a usb slave port to a RPi, to let it be used as a device?
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Piggyback two boards on a single RPi - Relay Board + Paddle Breakout

So I want to wire two DHT22 sensors (5V) to a Pi and also control a lightbulb with 220V. As a plus this should be very compact and I don't want to solder or use breadboards/jumper cabling. I looked ...
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Do I need to use a ribbon cable for GPIO?

I haven't gotten my R-Pi yet, otherwise I would've just tried it, but do I need a ribbon cable to use GPIO or can I just connect a bunch of wires from the pins to a solder-less breadboard?
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Random GPIO values when ribbon cable is connected

I've installed the GPIO python library to read/write to GPIO pins. To get the state of the pins I'm using "gpio readall" which displays a table with all the pins from the RPI and I can see which pin ...
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Female Breadboard Jumper Cables

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-...
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Raspberry (HDMI) to monitor(VGA) Does a cable work?

Now I have seen some HDMI to VGA Cables, but on some forums people say it won't work. I have a monitor with just VGA input and I want to connect my Raspberry Pi to it. Will a HDMI to VGA cable work? ...