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tinkerBOY DPI Adapter v1.0: Visual Guide for Raspberry Pi Zero

Start by placing the header pins in to the pin holes designed for the Pi Zero:

And mount the Pi Zero this way:

It’s recommended to put a kapton tape or anything in between the adapter and pi zero to avoid shorts before soldering the header pins to the Pi.

The next step is to cut the pins and plastic below the header pins and solder them to the DPI Adapter.

The final step is to solder the Pi Zero’s USB data pins (D+ and D-) to the 2 holes on the DPI Adapter. These holes will connect the Pi Zero’s data pins to the D+ and D- pads on the adapter for connecting any USB device. (Note: The D+ and D- pads on the DPI board are mislabeled. The upper pad should be D- and the lower pad should be D+. Thanks to Paul for reporting.)

The 5VIN and GND pin holes below the tinkerBOY DPI Adapter are your 5v and GND inputs.

6 thoughts on “tinkerBOY DPI Adapter v1.0: Visual Guide for Raspberry Pi Zero

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  2. Hi, how are you?
    where do I solder the L1 and R1 buttons, please let me know, thanks a lot.

    Have a great one

  3. Will gpio controls work with this as well or are there 5 free gpio pins an no more at all?

    1. There are only 5 gpio pins you can use for whatever task you want. So that means it’s not possible to use gpio controllers. The adapter is meant to use with a usb-oriented controller boards like the tinkerBOY Controller v3.0.

      1. So I am not able to use a SafeShutdown board? It requires GPIO 1, 2, 3, 17, 27, 22. If not I will use it in my next build or sell it.

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