The original is equipped with a row of 2x13 pin headers. These aren't just for show however, these (General Purpose Input/Output) pins can be used to access a whole new world of fun with your .
Through programming the Pi, these ports are able to undertake a variety of tasks including playing with LEDs, running motors and sending and receiving data.
So, if you want to get your interacting with physical hardware electronic systems such as a breadboard, you'll most likely want to bridge the connections with a ribbon cable and socket connector.
Note: this item is for the original 26-pin
The assembled ribbon cable consists of two 2 * 13 Pin Socket connectors assembled on a 150mm length of Ribbon cable.
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