Introduction: Female Headers for Raspberry PI 2

Pi's male headers are a bit unpractical for using with breadboard, in my opinion. I use Arduino and breadboard, so I use male jumpers most of the time. With Pi I need to use male-to-female jumpers.

I looked around for a solution, but I found only stuff like this: which is also unpractical, in my opinion.

I think a simple male-to-female adapter is the best choice.

Things that you will need:

  • 2x forty pin dual line female headers.
  • Printer
  • Cutter
  • Glue

Step 1: Soldering

You shoudn't solder two pins longer that a few seconds, because you can melt plastic inside the headers.

After soldering, make sure that there are no short-circuited pins.

Step 2: Labels

Another advantage of female headers is that they can be labeled. I made a labels in the GIMP ( (see XCF attachment)

Print the PDF (see PDF attachment) on A4 paper format without scaling.

Cut printed labels and glue them on the headers.

I have no color printer, so I made coloring with color pencils. But you can make labels as you like...

And that's all.