Installing RaspberryPi 3B+.  

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Bought a RaspberryPi 3B+, printed a case and a camera mount. I *can* solder 6 wires to the header and run them to the einsy board as though the RPi 3B+ was just a RPi Zero, but someone, somewhere mentioned that it could be connected via USB instead (no soldering - yay!)

Before I go trying to create and solder a wiring harness, (a) is a USB connection possible, and (b) is there anything I need to know about making it work?

This topic was modified 7 months ago by Cranberryhiker
Posted : 25/11/2020 12:33 am
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why solder?  Us a pin connector.  

Chuck H
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Posted : 25/11/2020 12:43 am
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To answer the question asked... Yes you can connect your 3B+ to the printer with the USB cable.  Doing so also avoids power issues and such which can manifest when using the onboard RPi port and requires no special attention otherwise.


Posted : 26/11/2020 8:06 pm
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Thanks, Steve. And cwbullet, I'd solder (or probably crimp) because I don't have an 8-pin to 6-pin connector already, and I love to make such things, thus introducing anguish into my otherwise-perfect life.

So, run a USB-Type-A-to-USB-Type-B cable, A-to-theRPi, B-to-the-top-of-theEinsy-Enclosure, I assume.

What, then (if anything) do I need to do to get it up and running?

Posted : 26/11/2020 8:58 pm

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