Using a Raspberry Pi 400?

According to the FAQ I should be able to use a Raspberry Pi 400. Is the idea that I just plug the HAT straight into the back, or do I need a ribbon cable?

If I need a cable, would I be able to just plug an IDE cable (female-to-female) into the top male header of the HAT, or will the pins be flipped? Or should I play it safe and get a female-to-male GPIO extension ribbon cable?

Hi @gendor!

There’s probably a few ways you could do it, but I would think a ribbon cable works best (like the one you linked). Use the Pioreactor’s faceplates + standoffs to just as you would with a non-400 Raspberry Pi, but put the male end of the cable where the RPi would be. Does that make sense?

Yep, that’s what I thought I should do. I was kinda hoping that I could get away with using an old IDE cable (female-to-female) instead and plugging it into the top male header of the HAT - would that work?

Oh, yea, I never thought about that possibility. That should work! Let me know how it goes!

@gendor actually if using the female-to-female, you should confirm that the pins won’t be flipped - this could damage the RPi.