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- November 9, 2014 at 1:25 am #2903davidParticipant
I have just received my screen/box and Pi expecting everything to snap in place. However, it didn’t. With the newer/longer 40-pin GPIO socket the standard ribbon cable end doesn’t fit, unless it is forced over the pins. Two will be bent sideways and are un-useable. If I resort to using the screen fitted directly the case won’t fit because the pins at the other side project out and there is no cutout on that side. A bit of a pigs ear it seems. David WadgeNovember 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm #2904
Unfortunately, the B+ was released halfway through the development of PiScreen. Therefore all development was based on these models.
You could use a ribbon cable like this;
http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/07/22/new-products-downgrade-gpio-ribbon-cable-for-raspberry-pi-model-b-40-pins-to-26-pins-gpio-ribbon-cable-for-raspberry-pi-model-b-40-pins/December 11, 2014 at 7:28 am #3108anthonyjclarkeParticipant
All very excited to see the arrival of my PiScreen today.. then deflated…. when I couldnt connect it to my Pi 🙁
Do you have a local supplier for these cables so I can use it….?
As a suggestion for others, I would say you should put on the order page / eBay listing that “B+ is supported, but the cable to connect needs to be purchased separately”..December 11, 2014 at 1:08 pm #3109
sorry about the confusion.
I will update the product page to mention this. We are working on making some of these to go with PiScreen.
Adafruit sell a 40 to 26pin ribbon cable;
https://www.adafruit.com/products/1986December 12, 2014 at 6:21 pm #3152anthonyjclarkeParticipant
Thanks, I see adafruit sell them… do you know of anywhere in Oz that have these cables?December 15, 2014 at 5:46 pm #3177
We have ordered some. However it will be about four weeks as they are being custom made.
We know of no one else selling these in Oz… sorry.
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