Cool, thanks. I've had to solder quite a few wires before, so shouldn't be a problem. I shall google for a wiring diagram. Thanks for the help
Here's a link to information on the GPIO pins on the RPI.
Location of the GPIO pins is shown here:
I can think of a number of ways to get power to the fan --
1. Solder directly to the +5v & GND pins on the connector. I would not do this
as you might make
the connector unusable for future projects.
2. Use jumper wires that mate with pins on the GPIO. Solder to the jumper wires.
(I know, I know.
It's a US company but it illustrates the kind of jumper I'm talking about).
3. Get a prototyping board that plugs onto the GPIO pins. Connect to the protoboard.
http://shop.ciseco.co.uk/slice-of-pi-ad ... pberry-pi/
4. Get a USB y-cable. Cut off one of connectors and solder to the +5v & GND leads of the cable.