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A 40-pin HDD cable will probably not fit. They often have pin 20 obstructed (so it must be absent from the male connector) to prevent the connector from being plugged in the wrong way round. You can usually use a 34-pin floppy cable. But remember that a group of seven wires is usually twisted (i.e. connected in the opposite order from one end of the cable ...


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You want a HDMI Type A to HDMI Type A; they are the most common cable used to connect DVD players to TVs. Any type of cable should do. If you want to watch high-quality video and listen to high-quality audio, it's worth spending a little more on the cable. For example, gold connectors will the contact between the cable and the connectors on the RPi or the ...


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I've mostly been using individual wires, you can just connect the ones you need. Unless you are doing really high speed IO you shouldn't need to take any special measures. As usual things work less well as the wires get longer and longer, so driving 100m wires straight from GPIO may or may not work. 20-100cm should be no problem though The inexpensive ...


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Yes you can, I used some I bought at a computer-parts store (Maplin A39GF "Colour Single Pin Interconnect Cables" / "Single Pin Mbrd Ext")


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Pins cannot be left floating, the value will be indeterminate without at least SOME external hardware (pull--up or -down resistors, etc.). The ribbon cable may act as an antenna and pick up additional noise that may otherwise not be present, giving more variation.


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The short answer is NO you cannot use 40 pin ATA/IDE cables for GPIO on the PI. While it is easy to get cables without the blocked pin, the main issue is that each connector internally shorts seven of the pins together. This is because in the ATA spec they are all ground, but it could be terminal for your pi. I have verified this with a standard (80 wire) ...


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Bunch of wires is fine. You must connect GND, don't source current from the 3V3 pin and the pins aren't 5V compatible.


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You are correct: Would the adapter need any kind of chip on it? Yes it would - and the whole thing would be called a MicroUSB to Ethernet adapter! For the record the advert on a well-known auction site you linked to (which won't be around for too long so will suffer link-rot) was for a short lead with an RJ45 connector on one end and a micro-USB on the ...


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


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The CSI port of the Zero W is smaller than that of the Pi 2 and 3. You will need an adapter cable to make it fit. I'd say it's rather complicated to DIY that. See e.g. here: Raspberry Pi Zero Camera Adapter or Camera Cable - Raspberry Pi Zero edition and others. ... and some nice additional information about the pinout is to be found here.


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Since I know this will come up in the future. I wanted to do the same thing and used a floppy drive cable from an old computer. I have labeled what pins on the Pi correspond to what pins on the other end of the cable. Hope this helps someone in the future! Here's a pinout of a floppy cable for reference.


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Floppy cables used to always look like this MB==========B=><=A Where >< is the group of twisted wires. With a sharp knife you can trim off the wires just past the B connector and keep the MB======B part I think some of the later ones only had two connectors, ie. no plug for the B drive. In that case you could carefully pry the connector off ...


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Modern IDE cables have 80 wires (still 40 pins). Do the individual wires look very slim? Unfortunately if it was an 80 wire cable the Pi may be dead. It's not just a straight through cable, some pins are interconnected. The gpios may have been shorted and that could have killed the Pi. – joan


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The EE Stackexchange question/answers on LM35, pointed out by Steve Robillard, He linked this question, covers the subject of LM35 well. The answers indicate that several meters of cable (including UTP, Unshielded Twisted Pair) doesn't work well for LM35. The EE stack exchange focused a lot on "instability due to load capacitance (>50pF)" Further ...


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The maximum load on a 28 AWG wire is 1.4 amps. This is a max, so it's not recommended to even get to this point. Your best bet would be to power your Pi with a 2 amp cell phone power supply.


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Yes, but you'll probably have to take the cable apart to say for sure. The Micro-USB Cables and Connectors Specification / Revision 1.01 is the relevant spec document. Things which are out of spec may cause problems. Among the more common issues to check for are: Appropriate wire gauge (see: 6.6.2 Construction / p111) Good solder joints at both ends ...


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id say that it may likely be due to power draw, your adapter(the hdmi to vga cable) you are using. If it isn't powered by itself it may be the cause of your problems, as the pi wasn't designed to power active adapters over its hdmi port, and your problem is likely intermittent as it may only occur when the adapters or the pi's power draw spikes such as when ...


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For a model B+ or later (which includes the RPi 2), RCA composite video should be achieved through the 3.5mm port not the HDMI port. After a quick bit of research, I found two suitable products. The first is a 3.5mm to RCA converter. It costs US$2.23, but would require a separate RCA male to male cable to connect the Pi to the TV. However, since this is ...


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You just need 26way ribbon cable. You can find 26way ribbon cable in various lengths on Ebay. 1m, 5m, 30m. That link for the 1m lengths looks like they sell by the meter, so if you order 2m then you'll get a 2m length, not two individual meter lengths. I'd recommend checking with them before you order though. For hooking up the connectors, they're simple ...


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Even though the USB port of the RPi is technically an On-the-go (OTG) chip that should support both a reduced set of host and client functionality the B/B+ type of the RPi does not support the device mode. That is related to the included USB hub and the fact that the ethernet is tunneled through USB (see). If everything else fails, there are examples of ...


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According to Apple, you need a converter Summary With Target Display mode, you can use your iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010) or iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) with Mac OS X as an external display. Connect any computer or other device with a Mini DisplayPort to your 27-inch iMac using a Mini DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable or using a converter that ...


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Yes you can, or better use a 10Amp-powered USB hub UPD: I'm using this one with a 10Amp block(the one which goes with a hub is 3.5 Amps). I've opened it and seen a VERY good base board with huge reserved potential with it. I'm using it for 5 years with 10Amp DC block, not a single problem or heating(checked with pyrometer).


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The simple answer is that there is no simple way to tell. The only objective test (which doesn't involve destroying the cable) is to measure the loop resistance, which should ideally be less than 0.25Ω. Measuring low resistances is, unfortunately, a non trivial procedure. You need a test jig, with appropriate connectors, a current source and voltmeter. (...


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One fact about USB cables people tend to forget is that voltage drop is proportional to cable length. So, if you know your devices will lie in the vicinity of the hub, prefer short cables to power them. A nice expensive 24 AWG cable 2 meters long will have the same resistance (and the same voltage drop) as a flimsy 30 AWG cable of 0.5m. Anecdotally, I have ...


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I think the best way is use a lpt (Sub-D25 ) cable from an old PC it fits perfectly end you can find it in all old computer store https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=302451366533276&set=a.302451336533279.59880.300644370047309&type=3 http://shop.intos.de/ieos/images/produkte/closeup/33225.jpg


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Just wanted to share how I did. Found an old A: (disk drive) flat cabel, connected it to the pi in one end and the other to the bread board. At the bread board end I put some metal thread between the output of the flat cabel and the input holes in the board (inexpensive). Here one can see the metal going from the cabel to the boad.


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You need an analog signal for VGA, which I do not believe is present in the HDMI version of DVI, so a plain cable will never work. Converters are expensive. The cheapest solution will be another, used monitor or HDMI capable tv.


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Firstly, I'd like to mention, this transmitter has quite poor transmission/reception quality, you'll constantly will receive some garbage, especially if you have other computer equipment working around. should have bought something based on TI CC1010 or CC1020 instead. Secondly, you'll need TWO of these to establish a communication link, one as a ...


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I have used multiple times a HDMI to VGA adaptor, like this one. The work very well, also apple HDMI to VGA adaptors work, like this one The apple one is expensive, but the first one isn't, here in the Netherlands approximately 10-15 euro's.($15). A HDMI to VGA cable doesn't work, the signal should be converted to analog, that's wy you need an adaptor.


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