Integrating the RPi

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mikeharpe
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Integrating the RPi

Post by mikeharpe » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:04 pm

OK I am at a loss here...

I received my unit in excellent condition.

I want to use it with a Raspberry Pi 3B+. Try as I might I can't see how I am supposed to do this. As far as I can tell I can't mount it in the case no matter how its oriented. The 40-pin ribbon cable I have will not fit in the opening for the connector.

What am I missing? I really, really don't want to use jumpers or desolder the connector on the RPi.

Mike Harpe, N4PLE
Sellersburg, Indiana USA

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Re: Integrating the RPi

Post by rtlsdrblog » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:27 pm

The GPIO pins aren't really meant to be used at the moment, they're reserved for possible future use. If you wanted to use them now, you could use a GPIO extender to connect the Pi to the board, and that the Pi would be powered via the header. But you need a powerful 4A+ USBC supply if you want to do that.

But at the moment the intended way to connect an SBC to the KerberosSDR is via USB cables, just like you would connect it to a PC.

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