Questions tagged [wiring]

Items referring to physical wiring. For question to the wiringPi library use the tag wiringPi.

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Need help powering a raspberry pi thermostat using 24v power from the unit. I have it working plugged in usb

I have a raspberry pi thermostat that is plugged in through USB. Dealing with this voltage I don't want to "try and see what happens". My current setup is the Pi is powering the relay module through ...
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Wiring GPIO pins to press hardware button on USB MOUSE

i have soldered out buttons and replaced them with wired in USB mouse. Mouse itself is connected to device. Is it possible to wire those cables to GPIO in Raspberry PI model 2. And control clicks via ...
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How can I get the image recorded from a rear-view camera?

I have a rear-view camera (NAVITEL MR250) which I use everyday. I got into image processing and I thought a good personal project would be to create a "self-driving car" (Quotation marks because I ...
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Can I safely add a switch between a fan connected to power/ground?

I've just got a small 5V fan for my Pi, but it is very loud, and I'd like to be able to switch it on/off. Currently, the fan is just wired to 5V power and ground. I know that I can use the GPIO pins ...
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How to wire a Raspberry Pi to a 16 channel relay module? It won't work

A am using working on a project that requires a camera analyzing some images and activating the appropriate GPIOs to control a relay board. I currently have a touchscreen display, a Raspberry Pi Cam ...
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Rpi3 to Arduino Serial UART Communication Tutorial

I'm trying to connect my Arduino to my Raspberry Pi using the GPIO pins. I understand that the Pi uses a 3.3V signal while the Arduino uses a 5V signal so I bought a bi-directional logic level ...
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Multiple SDA/SCL | Getting 16x32 RGB LED to work with MCP23017?

I am close to completing a device which will have a 16x32 led matrix as well as quite a few lights/buttons/sensors. All these lights and sensors go through an MCP23017. I am using the Adafruit led ...
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Motor-Potientiometer read and write, additional power source

I want to get and set values for a motor potentioneter ALPS RK16812MG from a raspberry pi. I found a similar approach here however, the answers in that forum suggest a different wiring with an ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi to old found TFT display

I have an old car DVD player sitting around that has a fairly decent secondary TFT LCD screen (hannstar 721h440b19-a1) that I thought I could use with my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. I opened up the unit,...
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How can I wire a Raspberry Pi to an 8-relay board in a tidy professional manner?

I want to connect a Raspberry Pi to an 8-relay board, such as this one. Together with ground and power this amounts to ten wires. One option to connect the two is by using female to female jumper ...
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DS18B20 device not showing

Things I've tried: Replacing the DS18B20 twice (First one was a different brand than the other 2) Using: modprobe -r -a w1 w1-therm modprobe w1 pullup=1 modprobe w1-therm strong_pullup=1 Checking ...
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Creating jumper leads from ethernet cables - connect multiple components

I've bought some crimpers and a dupont connection kit and I'm planning on reusing some old cat5 ethernet cables I have. Is it reasonable to connect two devices to the RPi via the 8 wires in the cat5 ...
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How to use Solenoid Lock 12V DC

I'm new to this, and I can't see how to control a solenoid lock using raspberry (The wirings). I have an 8x AA Battery pack which is wired to output 12V. I don't know where to connect the black and ...
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Controlling button on YwRobot with Raspberry Pi

I am obviously new to Raspberry and Stack, but would be great if community can advice. My setup is the following: - YwRobot 545043 power supply (controller) connected to the breadboard and to the ...
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Do I need a resistor to wire my Pi Zero directly to a power source?

I want to connect my Pi Zero directly to a 5V 10amp power adapter (shown below) which in turn connects to a wall outlet. I know that with LEDs you can't just connect it directly to the power source ...
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How to connect more I2C sensors on top of a RPI shield

I'm struggling with a problem, how to connect more sensors on top of this raspberry shield => https://sixfab.com/product/raspberry-pi-nb-iot-shield/ The shields schematic can be found here and it ...
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How to wire up a LED Matrix with a Raspberry PI

I'm not sure how to wire up the LED Matrix corrctly. I followed the steps in this guide: https://github.com/hzeller/rpi-rgb-led-matrix/blob/master/wiring.md In this tutorial the matrix has 3 GND pins. ...
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Correct wiring for multiple analogue sensors?

I’ve recently embarked upon a project that I’ve wanted to do for a while. My overall plan is to have 3 planting shelves; each will have its own soil moisture sensor, water pipe and LED lighting. The ...
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Can somebody please tell me how to wire this?

I litterally cannot find it anywhere on how to wire this https://www.adafruit.com/product/2934 The only thing any of the pigrrl schematics show is connecting wires from b1,2,3,4 to pins on another ...
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How to wire an HC-SR04 without a breadboard?

I have a Raspberry Pi and a HC-SR04 integrated circuit for measuring distance. I have found many resources for how to connect the HC-SR04 to the GPIO of the Raspberry Pi, but because the HC-SR04 ...
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Wiring a RGB LED on to a Raspberry Pi

So I got a bunch of these LEDs and I can't seem to figure out how to wire them. This is what I'm working with. I tried adding the gnd and 5v but it doesnt do anything. When i connect the Din to 5v ...
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How can I use Garage Door Safety Sensors with Raspberry Pi?

I am trying to use garage door safety sensors as a way of counting cars. From my understanding, if there is no object (car) between the sensors, then they output a 3.3V signal every 6 milliseconds. If ...
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Flow Meter connected RPI 3 wiring [closed]

Is the wiring the same from a RPI B+ to a RPI 3 to connect a the flow meter too? If you strip the connector to just bare ends from the flow meter what cables/connectors do you recommend purchasing for ...
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Potentiometer on 16x2 LCD, does it need to be connected to VCC?

I am following this Adafruit tutorial on 16x4 LCD, and I managed to make it work. https://learn.adafruit.com/drive-a-16x2-lcd-directly-with-a-raspberry-pi/wiring From this tutorial, the potentiometer ...
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How do I debug an LED strip that isn't working?

I've scoured the forums here and elsewhere and can't exactly figure out what my next step should be. I've followed this tutorial https://tutorials-raspberrypi.com/how-to-control-a-raspberry-pi-ws2801-...
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Trouble with Flex Sensor and MCP3008

I'm working on a project currently, though things aren't quite working so I would like whoever's advice. So, to put it briefly, I'm using a Sparkfun Flex Sensor and an MCP3008 hooked up via a ...
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Wiring a SNES Controller to pi3 gpio or tactile switches

I'm looking to build a super pi boy, in the original they use tactile switches. However, I'm not sure how to wire the tactile switches and make them work as a x b y up down left right etc. I'm also ...
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How do I connect this anemometer to a Raspberry Pi? [closed]

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 ...
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“Blinking” relay by toggling pins between input and output

Edit for searches: This question is about using a 5v relay with Raspberry Pi GPIO pins that outputs 3.3v. There are a number of great questions below, read them through to understand whats going on. ...
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Controlling Switches from both Raspberry Pi relay & Manual [Home Automation]

I am currently working on Home Automation Project with Raspberry Pi, I am using 8 channel relay board for this, I can control switches over relay easily. But I want to operate them with pre-existing ...
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Basic questions about inputs/outputs on a breadboard (Pi 3)

I have started my first basic project today and I have a few questions I couldn't find answers to yet or I just don't know how to search for any. Sorry if those questions seem a bit stupid, but I will ...
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How to wire a switch to turn on and off the power source on a Pi Zero?

I'm planning a project that involves a portable Pi Zero with a battery and I want to wire a switch that turns on and off the pi/battery. I'm not too experienced with hardware and I would like some ...
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What Circuit Should I Use to Hardwire Raspberry Pi to Doorbell?

I am trying to connect my raspberry pi to my hardwired doorbell in order to send a text message when the doorbell button is pushed. I have successfully sent the text message using a button connected ...
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GPIO Buzzer. Not sure how to do this

Buzzer (all it says on the back): 3 VDC, 15 mA, 75 dB I have a simple breadboard circuit with a LED that works. I'm now perplexed (again, I know zero about circuitry) how to add a working buzzer. ...
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Using single 5V relay (jqc-3ff-s-z) - safety advice required

Above is relay I'm using and everything works as expected using diagram below. I will add 1n4148 diode on IN line for safety and will connect VCC to power supply before Pi. Can I use ground (GND) ...
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Are there any buzzers that work natively with 1 Model As?

I'm trying to follow the examples in this CanJam EduKit project -- see page 2: I'm having enormous difficulty tracking down a piezo/buzzer that I could use for that project, a buzzer that: Works "...
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When to set internal pin resistance at software layer

I'm trying to wire my Raspbery Pi 1 Model A (hereafter RPi) to a simple 6VDC buzzer and here is my best attempt: So the 3.3V power pin from the RPi is connected to the breadboard's top-most rail via ...
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Turning on-off-on-off switches to normal switches and integrating with GPIO [closed]

I have the following on-off-on-off button that I purchased from Adafruit for use with my Raspberry Pi 1 Model A. I'm trying to "bypass" the "on-off-on-off" functionality, and just make it so that its ...
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GPIO pin wiring for LEDs and their resistors

I have a Raspberry Pi 1 Model A and am trying to control an LED from an app that I will be running on it. The wiring I'm planning on going with is: Even though thats a RPI 3 in the diagram above, the ...
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Is wiringPiSetup BCM or BOARD?

I am using WiringPi to simulate PWM output to my GPIO pins. My problem is that I converted from the regular Rpi.GPIO library to WiringPi. I used BCM as GPIO mode but now WiringPi uses BOARD. How can I ...
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How do I do a basic MOSFET switch with Pi?

I have my GPIOs doing PWM with pi-blaster. Now I just need to figure out the wiring. I checked over electrical engineering, and found this question: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Controlling M35SP-9T stepper with UNL2003

I would like to control a recycled stepper motor with UNL2003. I bought a downloaded a sample script from here Created a test circuit, and the controller is working fine with the 28BYJ motor. I did ...
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Wired IR with CIRT1/2 for Calypso CA-1000

Is it possible to do IR over wire with a Calypso CA-1000 amp? It has an IR receiver and wired IR in/out ports (IR out for daisy-chaining) and looks for CIRT1, 2, and custom codes. I would like to be ...
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Simple RPI3 / Garage Door help?

I have a very simple RPI3 / SainSmart 8 channel SSR setup. I have GPIO18 set as out and wired to the relay board. I can turn on the relay (at least its LED lights appropriately). My issue is that it ...
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What would the wiring look like for the UV Sensor Breakout - ML8511?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. I am planning to connect an ADC (analog to digital) converter called the MCP3008. I will follow the diagram that is shown here (scroll down past the enabling SPI step)...
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Would this be the full list of materials to connect a ML8511 UV sensor to a Raspberry Pi?

I have the SparkFun ML8511/UV Sensor Breakout. In order to connect this to a Raspberry Pi would I need any other materials besides the following: A Breadboard A MCP3008 for analogue to digital ...
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Strange I2C behaviour

First of all: sorry for the title, I don't know how to describe further... Background: I'm working with the RDA5807M FM receiver chip. It worked fine for at least one month now. I just had jumper ...
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How can I connect this circuit (pictured below) to my raspberry pi without using the gpio headers? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to connect this circuit to my raspberry pi without using the gpio headers because I am trying to make a portable tablet with the raspberry pi 2 and the ...
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Raspberry Pi as Wiegand device - output Wiegand to receiver

I would like to build a Wiegand device from Raspberry Pi to output 37 bit Wiegand format data to Wiegand control unit receiver. I don't want to read the Wiegand protocol on Raspberry Pi like from ...
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Wiring a 3 pin toggle switch to Raspberry Pi 3

I have this small 3 pin toggle switch - just toggles left and right - it has its three pins aligned left, center and right. No datasheet for it - not sure where it came from - most likely a starter ...