Tag: Ribbon Cable

CDC: Success!

CDC: First Test is a Success!

It’s taken two days of fault finding but we succeeded!

Success is a great word! Admittedly this is only the first stage and not even the sensor I eventually hope to use. But success it is! Main issue was an error using SSH with Python Version 2.7.3 which comes preinstalled on the Pi. It took a long time for this bit of code to work.

sudo pip install pyopenssl ndg-httpsclient pyasn1

I then found some other errors – but with line numbers I worked out I’d simply entered an extra digital in the AWS key. It’s hard to explain how excited I am!!


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CDC: Progress with the Pi

CDC Weather Station Is Coming To Life

I’ve been waiting on a simple bit of ribbon cable. I could have just ordered some, but my partner in crime the fabulous Jon San, had some spare. I was unashamedly excited to receive this simple bit of kit and immediately put it to use. Although I have to admit I didn’t notice or consider the relevance of the pink, zig-zag patten on one side of the ribbon. Although it didn’t slow me down, I’m pleased to now know that’s pin 1!

26 Ribbon Cable

26 Pin Ribbon Cable used to connected the sensor to the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi.

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