Raspberry Pi GPIO Connector

by vexaae, published

Raspberry Pi GPIO Connector by vexaae Apr 8, 2013


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).

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Can't print this. Slic3r converts it into a connector for only 1 pin... (repetier host leapfrog..)

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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.


  • As usual, use the STL. (Units are in mm as usual).
  • I used blender to make this, and the blend file is included just in case you wanna improve it.
  • If you have a solidoodle 2, I have also included the gcode i used to print this. Feel free to use this at your own risk. (Slic3r, 0.3mm, other details at beginning of gcode).

<p>Can't print this. Slic3r converts it into a connector for only 1 pin... (repetier host leapfrog..)</p>