The Raspberry Pi B is equipped with a row of 6 GPIO pin headers. These aren't just for show hoWe'ver, these GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output) pins can be used to access a whole new world of fun with your Raspberry Pi. Through programming the Pi, these GPIO ports are able to undertake a variety of tasks including playing with LEDs, running motors and sending and recieving data.
So, if you want to get your Raspberry Pi interating with physcial hardware electronic systems such as a breadboard, you'll most likely want to bridge the connections with a ribbon cable and socket connector. Here you can find Ribbon Cable for the Connector.
Ever hear of a thing called RGB? Red, Green, Blue? How about an RGB LED? These 5mm units have four pins - Cathode is the longest pin. One for each color and a common cathode. Use this one LED for three status indicators or pulse width modulate all three and get mixed colors!
This is a common 555 timer/oscillator from TI. A classic for all of those first year circuits projects where you need to blink an LED, generate tone, and thousands of other great beginning projects. Google around for a huge list of resources and example projects.
This sealed Digital Temperature Sensor DS18B20 1 meter probe lets you precisely measure temperatures in wet environments with a simple 1-Wire interface. The DS18B20 provides 9 to 12-bit (configurable) temperature readings over a 1-Wire interface, so that only one wire (and ground) needs to be connected from a central microprocessor.
This is a 2x40 pin male PTH header. This piece is in the common configuration for Beaglebone Black headers that can be broken apart to form smaller header formations. Each pin has a spacing of 0.1" in between each other.
This is the basic L7805 voltage regulator, a three-terminal positive regulator with a 5V fixed output voltage. This fixed regulator provides a local regulation, internal current limiting, thermal shut-down control, and safe area protection for your project. Each one of these voltage regulators can output a max current of 1.5A.
USB Type lsquo; rsquo; Female connector. The 4 connection pins have .1" spacing allowing it to be inserted into development boards and perf boards with mild modification. You can either drill two 80mil holes for the support posts, or cut them off completely.
The Raspberry Pi B is equipped with a row of 10 GPIO pin headers. These aren\'t just for show hoWe\'ver, these GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output) pins can be used to access a whole new world of fun with your Raspberry Pi. Through programming the Pi, these GPIO ports are able to undertake a variety of tasks including playing with LEDs, running motors and...