B+ fittings/ connections

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  • #2903
    david
    Participant

    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 Wadge

    #2904
    Mark Williams
    Keymaster

    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/

    Mark --OzzMaker.com --

    #3108
    anthonyjclarke
    Participant

    All very excited to see the arrival of my PiScreen today.. then deflated.... when I couldnt connect it to my Pi ๐Ÿ™

    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"..

    #3109
    Mark Williams
    Keymaster

    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/1986

    Mark --OzzMaker.com --

    #3152
    anthonyjclarke
    Participant

    Thanks, I see adafruit sell them... do you know of anywhere in Oz that have these cables?

    #3177
    Mark Williams
    Keymaster

    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.

    Mark --OzzMaker.com --

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