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 +====== LEGO cable for Pixy ======
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 +You can order a cable through some of our distributors. Notably, Robotshop is selling them [[http://​www.robotshop.com/​en/​pixy-cmucam5-lego-cable.html|here]].
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 +Making your own LEGO cable requires a few parts. It's recommended that you use a 10-pin IDC connector, like [[https://​www.sparkfun.com/​products/​8535|this]],​ which is already crimped with a ribbon cable, or [[https://​www.sparkfun.com/​products/​10650|this]]. You also need a LEGO Mindstorms sensor/​motor cable that you don't mind chopping up, because those offset modular connectors are pretty hard to find. If you have a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 or NXT kit, you have several of these, but if you don't want to sacrifice one, you can buy them [[http://​shop.lego.com/​en-US/​EV3-Cable-Pack-45514|here]] or [[http://​www.amazon.com/​Lego-Mindstorms-45514-Cable-Pack/​dp/​B00I7POITY/​ref=sr_1_1?​ie=UTF8&​qid=1443631923|here]],​ or possibly lots of other places too.
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 +Below is the connection diagram:
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 +{{wiki:​img:​5f4037255dc89f89cc6a0f16b6af33aab50c93ad.jpg?​400}}
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 +<​code>​
 +10-pin Conn.       LEGO Cable
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 +Pin 2      --> ​    green
 +Pin 5      --> ​    ​yellow
 +Pin 9      --> ​    blue
 +Pin 10     ​--> ​    red
 +</​code>​
 +The black and white wires from the LEGO cable are not connected to anything - you can just snip them off. Similarly, pins 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 on the 10-pin IDC are not used.
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 +[[wiki:​v1:​Port_Pinouts|Click here for a useful diagram of which pins are which.]]
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wiki/v1/diy_lego_cable.txt · Last modified: 2017/12/19 21:33 by jfrench