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TFT Ribbon Cable Extension?
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TFT Ribbon Cable Extension?

by tomdiddlyompom on Wed May 12, 2021 12:00 pm

Hello,

I've been tasked with having some Pi-powered screens in a place where there is very little room. I don't have the space to have the screen attached to the board let alone to a Pi directly, and while the screen itself was attached with a bit of double sided tape (which I heroically managed to detatch) I'm now in need of a way of extending the reach of the ribbon cable with which it attaches to its board, so that I can sneak the board and Pi to a more spacious area. I've searched online but to no avail, this is outside of my area of expertise and am coming up short. Any advice would be appreciated. A picture is attached showing the ribbon cable which is holding me back.

Measurements/Specs of the cable that I can discern:
    50 connectors
    255 mm width
    0.35 mm thickness

I'm based in the UK, and have access to people with fairly high levels of skill soldering, so working directly with components is potentially quite possible.

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Kind regards,
Tom

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Re: TFT Ribbon Cable Extension?

by tomdiddlyompom on Wed May 12, 2021 12:28 pm

I seem to have found the thing I was after sold by this very company:

https://thepihut.com/products/adafruit- ... 00mm-cable
Also sold in the US:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2571

Thanks adafruit!

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