Lennie
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Wires for GPIO pins

Sat May 25, 2013 7:38 am

Hi

I want to start playing around with the GPIO of my R-Pi and my bread-board, but I need some connectors for the pins. I found these wires:

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Any enthusiast here who knows what these connector-wires are called? I'll have to buy some at my local electronics company.

Thanks in advance.

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joan
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Re: Wires for GPIO pins

Sat May 25, 2013 7:43 am

I just call then male female jumper wires. Some people call then dupont leads (but I think that's for the name of the crimp connectors).

Search on eBay for jumper wires, dupont etc. Make sure the ones you buy are the correct type for the way you will use them. Usually male to female (male into breadboard, female into Pi's pins).

You'll probably end up needing male to male and female to female as well if you continue your experiments.

Lennie
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Re: Wires for GPIO pins

Sat May 25, 2013 8:04 am

Thanks for your reply and the heads-up


cleverca22
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Re: Wires for GPIO pins

Sat May 25, 2013 10:27 am

ive been using https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9140 on my pi, and they look to be the exact wires in the image

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elektrknight
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Re: Wires for GPIO pins

Sat May 25, 2013 4:02 pm

How about this kit "Raspberry Pi - P1 Connector DIY Kit for 26 GPIO Pins Wires" http://www.ebay.com/itm/181110064096
comes with 2x13P shell for the RasPi P1 header 26 wires and connector parts (choices of shells).
Placek Malinowy to jest to!

jasonf
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Re: Wires for GPIO pins

Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:11 am

At the moment I've been slashing and stripping the cheap jumper cable's connector to wires for my sensors (using a solder and some liquid electrical tape to insulate conductors). I didn't realise these were around, they look much neater than my botchy work.

Are these easy to affix onto wires? Is there a small tutorial I can have a look at?

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