Cromarty wrote:Hello. Got my first Pi today and I am confused by it and can't get off first base. I am blind. As far as I can tell there are no connectors wide enough to accept a USB device. Also, what are the little things on the board which have a little thing that lift up slightly and then click back into position when pressed? Can someone describe the orientation of the connectors? Sort of north, south etc. Thanks
Ok, you should find 2 large metal boxes at one short edge, with those on top, call that edge east.
south east corner facing east is the ethernet socket, clip on plug is underneath.
north from there facing east are 2 stacked USB sockets
north east almost corner facing north is the headphone jack then composite video phono then north west corner is GPIO 26 bare pins facing up
center underneath is the SD card slot, card contacts need to face the board ie up
south west corner facing west is the micro USB power connector, the long flat side (not the bevelled side of the pulg) faces up. Be carfull not to use the capacitor immediately east of this connector as a thumb grip when connecting power, it will break off.
middle, facing south is the HDMI video out, as with the power connector the bevelled side of the plug faces down.
The things that click up and snap down are flexi circuit sockets and are not used yet, one will be for a camera.