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Python Programming with Raspberry Pi by Srihari Yamanoor, Sai Yamanoor

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Soldering the GPIO headers

In this book, we will discuss the different aspects of Python programming using the Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins. The Raspberry Pi Zero ships without the GPIO header pins. Let's go ahead and solder the GPIO pins. We have also uploaded a video tutorials to this book's website that demonstrates soldering the headers onto the Raspberry Pi Zero.

As mentioned before, the Raspberry Pi's GPIO section consists of 40 pins. This is arranged in two rows of 20 pins each. We will need either two sets of 20-pin male headers or a 20-pin double-row male header. These are available from vendors such as Digikey and Mouser. The headers for the Raspberry Pi are also sold as a kit by vendors like the Pi Hut (https://thepihut.com/collections/raspberry-pi-zero/products/raspberry-pi-zero-essential-kit ...

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