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Flat cable GPIO for Protoboard

Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:33 am

I decided to make a cable interface for input and output of the Raspberry Pi (GPIO) for connect to Protoboard.

The GPIO connector has 26 pins. I found in my scrap, flat cable with 26 pins but one pin closed in the connector, ie with 25 pins.

I saw in the description of the GPIO pins that is ground pin .

So it will not be missed, because there are other ground pins on GPIO. Then I will make a hole in the cable connector in order to connect the GPIO.

I used a few bars of pins (easy to find). I crumpled the tips of the bar with smaller pins and then soldered the two bars - see the photos. ... 650634969/

It was very good. Although not tested.

Remember that the interface uses levels of 3.3 V.
So do not plug in circuits that use 5V!

Gustavo Murta (Belo Horizonte - Brazil)
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Flat cable GPIO for Protoboard
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Re: Flat cable GPIO for Protoboard

Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:01 am

I've been trying to create one of these myself, but with a smaller footprint.. Though, I may end-up making this version myself.. The hard part, is finding a source for PC board that is plated through.. Radioshack no-longer has anything other than single-sided..

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Re: Flat cable GPIO for Protoboard

Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:39 am

I know that making stuff is often fun - I do it myself a lot, but sometimes it's easier to just buy something - especially if not 100% confident in your own design/solder abilitys...

I have one of their original "cobbler" boards, the the latest "T" one is looking like it might slip into my next order:

(Although I understand getting stuff into Brazil is somewhat problematic at times though!)

Gordons projects:

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Re: Flat cable GPIO for Protoboard

Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:52 am

seems to be a selection of breakout boards here:

i've never seen a direct ribbon cable to breadboard pins adaptor though.

i generally just use male-to-female header leads for prototyping.

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