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At some point in life, you will want to connect wires to your Raspberry Pi's GPIO. You have a few options:
A) Make a tiny loop with your wire and hang it over the GPIO pin you want, and simultaneously hope that it doesn't become loose and destroy your RPi.
B) Use those female-to-male/female jumper cables typically found on amazon for 10+ cents a piece. Usually these are too loose for the pins on the RPi.
C) Find an old floppy disk ribbon cable (cheap but ugly) or get a GPIO ribbon cable from ebay (expensive but nice).
D) Print your own female-to-female GPIO connector (cheap and nice).
How do I use this?
1) Print this. It takes about 11 mins on my solidoodle 2.
2) Connect your wires to the correct positions on the connector you just printed.
3) Use hot glue to secure. (Better methods probably exist). Let me know if you find any.
4) Put connector + attached wires on your RPi.
5) Be awesome.
Raspberry Pi GPIO Connector by vexaae is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure vexaae would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!