GPIO Breakout Board For Raspberry Pi

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Overview

  • 26 pin layout breakout board for Raspberry Pi
  • Allows easy and effortless prototyping for your Raspberry Pi projects
  • All pinouts on the breakout are clearly labelled

Product overview

• 26 pin layout breakout board for Raspberry Pi
• Allows easy and effortless prototyping for your Raspberry Pi projects
• All pinouts on the breakout are clearly labelled
• The Breakout board spacing allows for it to fit perfectly into any breadboard

What does this GPIO Breakout board add to my Raspberry Pi?
The GPIO Breakout board allows you to make connections between electronic components and your Raspberry Pi a lot more easily.

The GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi are not always easy to access, and this becomes even more difficult when you want to add and remove electronic components on an ad-hoc basis.
This board eliminates that problem by providing a way to connect to your Raspberry Pi board with non-permanent like a breadboard.

When the Raspberry Pi pins are accessible through this platform, this opens the door for prototyping. This is a great way to unleash your creativity with ideas and develop skills in building electronics with freedom to re-adjust your setup and mistakes along the way.

What can I use the GPIO Breakout board for?
The GPIO Breakout board is a fantastic tool for using in schools and educating the young about the setup of electronic projects and embedded computing. It also makes the ideal companion for an electronics hobby enthusiast who wants to re-use electronic components with their Raspberry Pi. The flexibility of options means this board provides endless possibilities of creative projects.

Some initial soldering is required to put the board together but with the guide sheet, a complete beginner can do it within 15 minutes. When assembled, you can use your Raspberry Pi via the GPIO board to control a set of LEDs or even display a message across an LCD display.

What can I connect the GPIO Breakout Board to?
This breakout board is compatible with any Raspberry Pi models that use a 26 pin or 40 pin GPIO. For the 40 pin models, however, a number of the remaining pins will be inaccessible.

This board’s spacing matches the central reservation spacing of a breadboard, which allows you to connect your Raspberry Pi to the rest of your project without the risk of short-circuiting its terminals.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well, easy to solder This is easy to solder together and is worth buying, the only problem I have with it is that when I attach it to my breadboard the pcb hides several of the holes underneath it, reducing the amount of usable space, as the rows of legs are 7 holes apart not 4 like I require. I need something similar to a in line socket but with the legs coming closer together underneath, I have no idea what it would be called however. For this reason it did not get 5 stars.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was very easy to use and I could prototype my inventions easily with it. Overall it was a very good product.
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great but it does'nt have every detail this kit is great, but you need a prototyping enviorment eg a breadboard that is extra ontop of the kit.
Date published: 2013-12-27
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Specification

Type of devices
Compatible with which Pi's? Expansion Board
Pin outs A, B
Sockets GPIO
Voltage GPIO
Current 3.3v-5v taken from Raspberry Pi
Switching current N/A
Assembly required N/A
Soldering required No
Package Contents No
Assembled board
200mm Rainbow Cable

Will this connect to a Raspberry pi 2 model B?

Asked by: Termin8or
Yes this will connect fine.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-06

I have lost the instructions for soldering this - can you post them or a photo of how it should look when assembled?

Asked by: blogmywiki
We do not have any other images but you may be able to find more at the link below https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pi-cobbler-kit
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-11-28

I can see from the picture that the PCB has a hole at each corner for fixing.  What diameter bolt would they need?, and how far apart are the holes spaced in each direction?

Asked by: Paul
I was referring to the 4 fixing holes at the corners, not the 26 connecting pins. Can you give any details of the diameter and spacing of the four large bolt holes in the corners. 
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2015-07-17
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