Hardware Configuration

If you have followed the instructions above, it would be easier to proceed with the assembly of your Pi. Let’s now add the other components.

First, we will connect the camera. Follow the instructions on the Raspberry Pi website for an easy install

Go to the official instructions

Below is a picture of the camera I used. Next to it is my Raspberry Pi:

Note that I have used a plastic case for my Raspberry Pi. It is not required for this project though.

Moving forward, we will connect the DHT11 sensor to the Raspberry Pi via the Cobbler kit. After you have assembled your kit, connect it to the Raspberry Pi GPIO connector. Connect the other side of the cable to the breadboard via the PCB adapter.

For the DHT11 sensor, look first for the pinout of the sensor:

Connect the VCC pin to the Raspberry Pi 3.3V pin, GND to GND, and DATA to pin number 4 on the GPIO connector. Finally, connect the 4.7K Ohm resistor between the VCC and DATA pins. The picture below shows the final result for the sensor:

This guide was first published on Feb 12, 2015. It was last updated on Feb 12, 2015. This page (Hardware Configuration) was last updated on May 19, 2019.