The Raspberry Pi debug clip is similar to the UART Debug cables providing the same serial terminal when used with Raspbian.
One of the biggest advantages of using this instead of a cable is that the wiring is already done for you providing less chance of causing any issues to your Raspberry Pi.
You are also able to then stack on-top other Raspberry Pi add-on's including HATs. Simply push the debug clip onto your Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins and then push a HAT or another Add-on on-top.
Only requiring the first 26 pins the debug clip is compatible with all Raspberry Pi Models (excluding compute). It actually only then requires the two UART pins to be available for use making it compatible with almost all add-ons including the TrafficHAT and Motor Controller Board.
The serial terminal provided is a full Linux terminal allowing you to do tasks such as setting up a wi-fi connection, fixing code on a headless device or even program full programs.
The debug clip can either power your Raspberry Pi via the USB port on your computer or if you remove the jumper you can then power the Pi from another method such as an external power supply or batteries.
Documentation, installation and assembly guides can be found here
Please Note - This product comes as a kit of components that require assembly. USB Cable not included.
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