We'll be recycling a GPIO cable for the Raspberry Pi to get to the many wires necessary!
Before chopping off the connector, check to ensure it's the right end.

Cut Connector

Use a pair of wire cutters to snip off the connector.


Separate the Pi cable wires and familiarize yourself with the wiring list outlined in the circuit diagram. Use a wire stripper to strip the ends of the individual wires.

Pulled Wires

The wires can be pulled all the way but peeling it half way ensures it stay neat and tidy once its connected to the Raspberry Pi.

Snip Set of Wires

Remove the last 6 wires from the bundle, we won't be needing them in this build. This is the OPPOSITE end from the one with the white wire!

Optimize Wires

Also remove wires #1, 4, 8, 10, 17, 18, 19. We won't be needed these also, so trim them down!

Install Pi Cable

If the PiTFT screen is attached to the Raspberry Pi, remove it and add the Pi Cable in the correct orientation, with the middle sockets lined up and the arrow pointing to the white wire.

This guide was first published on Jul 02, 2014. It was last updated on Jul 02, 2014.

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