Adafruit’s new Raspberry Pi breakout kit: the Pi T-Cobbler

I have a recurring dream where I am ensconced in the Adafruit warehouse, rocking gently to and fro in the semi-darkness and occasionally reaching out to stroke some random electronics. And mewling. Is this normal? Why yes; yes, I think it is.

Adafruit keep on making great stuff for the Raspberry Pi and their latest product is a funky little breakout board called the Pi T-Cobbler.

Pi-T cobbler

The Pi T-Cobbler. T-shaped for clarity of labelling and overall friendliness

It’s based on the original Cobbler but is less compact and, well, T-shaped to make it easier to read the labels. It will break out GPIO, I2C and SPI pins from the Raspberry Pi header onto a solderless breadboard and looks the business if you fancy connecting your Raspberry Pi to the outside world.

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It’s good, but would be so much better with proper GPIO labels. Those labels are not much use when programming against GPIO signals.

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There’s just about room for both. One label on either side of the pin, for those ports with alternative functions.

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If someone wanted alternate pin labels, this version would allow for nice stickers for the pins applied doen the center. I can see someone making such easily – Adafruit came up with an Arduino 328 label for the top of their chips, they could make something most likely if enough interest were registered.

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Thay are the best I use there usb hubs and power supply.The usb hub will run a pi no problem.

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Is this for the original pi or the slightly reworked one? Or does it make no difference?

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It works with both Rev 1 and Rev 2 boards:

The Adafruit Pi T-Cobbler is compatible with both versions 1 and 2 of the Raspberry Pi Computer – for version 2 computers, note that the GPIO #21 has been replaced with GPIO #27 and that the I2C pins are now I2C port #1 instead of #0. All other pins are the same.

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Any word on UK distributors? I’ve had a devil of a time purchasing the original.

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There are Adafruit distributors in the UK but this is brand new so not stocked over here yet :(

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Also take a look at the olimex version, same idea, but they added a UEXT connector to it, which lets you connect to many cheap expansion boards..
The board itself costs only 3,95 Euro
http://olimex.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/raspberry-pi-gpio-to-breadboard-and-uext-adapter/

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How do I get it

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You probably get that dream because:
1.You see a lot of adafruit electronics.
2.You hear a lot of Mooncake.

Just a thought :)

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