Introduction: Female Headers for Raspberry Pi GPIO Pins From IC Sockets

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!

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joey56 (author)2014-01-09

That's so cool

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Computothought (author)2013-09-25

We just use the old 2 pin led jumpers as needed.

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ajoyraman (author)2013-09-24

Cheap & Best ! Thanks !

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janborkowski (author)2013-09-24

You can find female headers in any old computer. If you have one laying aground.

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TSJWang (author)2013-09-24

Hey! Great job. I have done a similar thing. Check it out: http://tsjwang.blogspot.com/2013/08/raspberry-pi-review.html

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tigers58 (author)2013-05-30

Nice, easy, and simple! Thanks for sharing this one.

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mettaurlover (author)2012-12-25

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...