Female headers for Raspberry Pi GPIO pins from IC sockets

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So you have finally found some time to experiment with the GPIO pins of your Raspberry Pi, only to discover that you don't have the appropriate cable connector from the GPIO pins to your breadboard at your disposal.

If you have an IC socket lying around then you can simply clip it apart for a row of female headers or even for individual headers. Then you can solder a wire to the metal pin of the former IC socket and connect it to your circuit.

Happy experimenting!

joey563 months ago
That's so cool
We just use the old 2 pin led jumpers as needed.
ajoyraman7 months ago
Cheap & Best ! Thanks !
janborkowski7 months ago
You can find female headers in any old computer. If you have one laying aground.
TSJWang7 months ago
Hey! Great job. I have done a similar thing. Check it out:
tigers5810 months ago
Nice, easy, and simple! Thanks for sharing this one.
Why did they not give an option to have female headers in the first place? I mean, it's a development and experimentation platform, and to my knowledge most people don't use female-header jumpers for things...

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