Just bought one of these little kits to connect my RaspberryPi to a breadboard.
Well, it was cheap...only £3.39.
I was actually looking for a set of jumper leads, and wondering whether I needed male-female, female-female or some other sexual combination, when I spotted this kit from Maplin.
I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt and raised a purchase order. My bag or bits arrived, as usual for Maplin, within 48hours (why does it take Amazon so long to ship?).
This kit consists of 5 parts which requires you to solder an IDC connector and two rows of pins to a simple pcb.
Having studied the instructions for a few minutes, I decided to disregard them. Call me old fashioned, even pedantic, but I wanted the colour coded ribbon cable to be the right way up, with the brown wire close to pin 1 of the RaspberryPi GPIO connector P1.
So this is how I think it should be fitted:-
As you can see, I've soldered the IDC onto the board with bump-polarisation at the top....
...so I can plug the cable in the right way around.
My first two observations are:-
- my breadboard is way too small
- the ribbon cable is a bit short
I'm going to have to work with it, to see how much of a problem this is, but if the cable was longer I would be able to put an up-ward kink in it to clear the breadboard.
But Hey!...it was only £3.39