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bucker
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Question about wiring buttons to GPIO

Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:08 pm

Hello,

I'm currently trying to build a portable handheld console using a Pi, but i'm struggling to find a way to wire this type of buttons to the Pi's GPIO, any help on this?

http://s27.postimg.org/6v4gmhc43/IMG_0325.jpg

thx in advance
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Re: Question about wiring buttons to GPIO

Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:40 pm

Have you got a connector that the ribbon cable will plug into? If you have, it looks relatively simple..

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Re: Question about wiring buttons to GPIO

Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:10 pm

P_Monty wrote:Have you got a connector that the ribbon cable will plug into? If you have, it looks relatively simple..
thx for the reply,

yes i do, but the problem is that it is soldered to a much bigger board that unfortunetly can't fit in my case, so i have to find a way to wire the ribbon cable to the GPIO...

here is the photo of the connector

front: http://s23.postimg.org/tmrmyith7/IMG_0327_1.jpg
back: http://s22.postimg.org/87vpo0qgx/IMG_0330.jpg

is there any way i can do this without using the original board?
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