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Pi Plate - how do the headers work?
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Pi Plate - how do the headers work?

by jimpuls on Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:17 pm

I feel like I'm the only person on the planet who doesn't get this! How do the blue headers on the prototyping pi plate work? I've loosened the screw, put a small wire (#24) in it and tightened the screw. The wire comes out. I've tried the same with maybe #20 stranded ... big enough so all the strands don't fit in the hole. Same thing. What size wire works? Where does the wire go? Is there a photo somewhere on the site?

Also, are the screw heads really soft? Do I need to be really careful with a screwdriver not to mush them up?

Thanks!

- Jim
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Re: Pi Plate - how do the headers work?

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:43 am

When inserting the wire, make sure it goes under the small clamp that is attached to the screw. It should hold #20 wire easily.

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Re: Pi Plate - how do the headers work?

by jimpuls on Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:14 am

Thanks. I was not tightening the screw sufficiently.
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