• A temporary wire connector for Raspberry Pi
• The push to lock system allows for removable connections and project modifications
• Clearly labelled pins for easy referencing
• Connects using 26 pins on Raspberry Pi
• Allows for flexibility with ribbon cableThe GPIO Board with Terminal Block complements Raspberry Pi
Often you may want to create a temporary connection between some electronic components and your Raspberry Pi. This board allows you to perform this task with ease by clasping the component wire inside a push terminal to be released when ready.
The board provides you with an inexpensive solution to connecting up your electronic projects.
What are the main features of this board?
The advantage of using this board over alternatives is that it uses push terminals to make connections between wires. Push terminals are one of the most convenient ways to make electronic connections as they require no applied heat but still offer a robust and reliable connection.
You do not require soldering or screwdrivers to make connections to your Raspberry Pi. Instead, you merely need to insert a bare wire and press down the appropriate push terminal to lock it in place. To release the wire, you simply flick the appropriate terminal back up. This makes the GPIO board perfect for projects that you want to tweak, or for when you would like to re-use components in different projects.
All of the pins on the board are clearly labelled, making it easy to establish which port of the Raspberry you are connecting to. It also makes it less likely for you to make a mistake in connections, which can slow progress down.
What can I connect the GPIO board with Terminal Block to?
The Raspberry Pi connects to your GPIO board with 26 pins using a ribbon cable, indicating that this board has been designed for Raspberry Pi models A and B. However, the ribbon header will also connect to the newer Raspberry Pi models which use 40 pins leaving the remainder of the pins to be unconnected.
The GPIO board splits the 26 pins into a group of 6 and two groups of 10, for simple connection around all sides of the board.