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Questions tagged [connectors]

Questions regarding the physical electrical connections between the Pi and the outside world, e.g. GPIO, HDMI, USB, ...

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Build/Buy 128 Button Matrix

I want to build a system where roughly 100 Buttons can be pressed and start a specific command. Pricecly I want to digitalize a good old Piano, at least as good as possible. As far as google led me ...
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How to speed up SPI chip select transition using “spidev”?

I successfully drive a DAC via SPI using the spidev native SPI driver using a RaspberryPi3. The core portion of my code is as follows: fd = open("/dev/spidev0.0", O_RDWR); txarr[0]=0xAA; txarr[1]=...
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How to power Raspberry Pi from a lab power supply via USB?

How can a Raspberry Pi be powered from a lab power supply via USB? I have a lab power supply that can easily output 5 V/4 A and I would like to use it to power a Raspberry Pi (version 3B and 3B+). ...
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Are the camera and display connectors of my 3B+ soldered the wrong way around?

I recently purchased a new 3B+ board and although the board board itself is working fine, I can't get the PiNoir camera to work. The camera works fine on an another 3B board. I tried several tricks on ...
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How to troubleshoot console issues

Recently purchased a Pi Zero W and soldered the GPIO pins on. I have a USB to GPIO console cable that I was going to try and use to start working on it, but when I run cu -l /dev/cu.Repleo-CP2102-...
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When connecting the sense hat using jumping wires, do I need to connect to a ground pin?

I want to connect the sense hat to a raspberry using jumping wires. I understand that I need to connect the highlighted pins in this schema of the pin out. But do I also need to connect wires to a ...
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Problems communicating with USB to Serial CP210x Rs-485 serial device not responding

I have a hardware setup with one lock controller Made in China, I have setted up everything as it was supposed to, trying to communicate with the device with Python Script, lsusb show me the device ...
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1mm 8pin ribbon cable connector for breadboards

I bought this air quality sensor for my Raspberry PI As you can see, it uses a small male-male ribbon connector (10mm). I am looking for a clip breadboard connector/adapter as I would like to avoid ...
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How to connect this laser to a Raspberry Pi 3

Newbie question but I need to be able to run an infrared line laser from my Raspberry Pi3. I found this one (but would like alternatives): 25mW Infrared Line Laser but it doesn't have enough specs for ...
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Connect a raspberry Pi to a Apple 30 pin dock (or car)

Anyone know if it would be possible using an apple 30 pin connector - which normally supplies power and receive an audio/data connection for music from a raspberry pi? So Ideally the raspberry pi: ...
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How to connect 6 pin connector to Pi 2

I want to know how to integrate 6 pin connector to Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. Since the ends are male, So I'll be using female-to-female connector to connect with GPIO. 6 Pin Connector:
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Ethernet port on Zero and A+?

The Pi Zero and A+ both have what seems like space for an ethernet port on the bottom, in the section labeled J5: Is this really an ethernet port, and if so, how would one connect to it (provide ...
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Laptop display connection [duplicate]

Is there any way how to connect Dell Latirude D630 display B141PW03 V.0 to RPi? I have working digitizer, working notebook which is useless for me.
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Does Fun Tak work as a temporary solder alternative?

I'm interested in making connections to gpio and breadboards strong enough to jostle around a bit, but make them temporary enough to change on a whim. A recent MagPi article mentions Blu-tack and ...
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What is “HAT Compatible”

I see "HAT-Compatible" in marketing but a description is not easy to find. What is "HAT"? Is it an acronym for something? Is it simply the 40-pin pin out for connecting supported add-on modules?
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Can i fit a 2x5 pin crimp connector on the raspberry pi pins?

Do smaller than 2x13 or 2x20 pin crimp connectors (depending on raspberry model), like a 2x5 pin connector, normally fit on the raspberrys pins or will the edges of the connector take too much room? ...
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Build a patch panel for the GPIO ports on a Pi

I don't like the idea of casual experiments where attaching jumpers straight to GPIO pins is a common activity. I would actually prefer the Raspberry board remain safely affixed to a lab-board, with a ...
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Need to know requirements for lcd module connector for raspberry pi 2

I need to hook up a high brightness 5 inch LCD module to Raspberry Pi 2, but besides HDMI option I don't know much about RPi interfaces available for screen connection. Most screens I can find have ...
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Connect to Tablet for Display or as a Display unit?

I have an iBall i701 at my spare which I would like to use as the display module. The product link is given below: iBall 1701 Could I use the aforementioned product since it has a HDMI outlet? It ...
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VGA to HDMI Converter

I have a VGA screen I want to buy for the raspberry pi. However since the pi 2 only has hdmi I need a converter. Do you think this will work? Also is there anyway I could use an RCA screen to connect ...
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Stranded connector cables with raspberry pi

Is it safe to use stranded connector cables with raspberry pi? I suspect I blew my last RPi because I used the stranded connectors, don't want to get into the same situation again.
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Raspberry pi 2 has a unified RCA and audio jack. What cable should i use to connect to an analog TV? [duplicate]

A 3.5 mm Male to an RCA Composite 3-pin cable was suggested, but i've read that this sort of cable needs modifications to work with the Raspberry Pi 2. Can anyone please give me a detailed description ...
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Pi Permanent Wiring

I want to finalize my Pi project and am concerned about the wire and connectors, gauge, durability, connection. Do you think that I can use the standard pi jumper connectors as a permanent solution ...
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Connect an LCD with Ribbon Cable to Breadboard

I've purchased these two display modules, however, I am lacking the right connectors so that I can connect to my breadboard and to Pi. I would like to know what hardware I should purchase for this ...
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What are the usage of extra available holes in model B

Despite some research on the web, I cannot find the options available from these "opportunity" holes on the Rpi. I probably do not use the proper words to identify them. What is the name for this ...
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How can I use more GPIO ports on the Raspberry Pi?

I am currently planning a project for a course at school which involves using the Raspberry Pi - however I'm worried that I will not have enough GPIO connectors for the inputs and outputs that I will ...
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How to connect single GPIO pins?

I want to connect an IR receiver and a gas meter impluse reader to the GPIO port. I saw those ribbon cables, but they have much more wires than needed. Can I by these small connectors for single ...
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Is it possible to extend the DSI connector?

I want to install my Raspberry Pi in my car. I also want to have a screen visible for the driver while the RPi is somewhere else. So i want to extend it up to 50cm, is that possible?
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What kind of connector do I use for the Pi's GPIO pins?

Does the Raspberry Pi have its own connectors for the 26 GPIO pins? If not what connectors do Pi users typically use for connecting these pins to peripherals?
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What are S2 and S5 connectors for?

On the RasPI there are two ZIF-Connectors S2 and S5. What are they for? I looked at the schematics page 4 - F4 to F8 and assume that S5 could be the camera connector mentioned here. S2 could be some ...