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by escherbach
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two mechanically broken micro sd cards - Raspberry Pi Zero design fault?
Replies: 45
Views: 5399

Re: Two mechanically broken micro sd cards - Raspberry Pi Zero design fault?

OMG, your intricate analysis of the placement of the micro-sd card is silly, other tech companies have already worked it out, you don't allow the micro sd-card to be placed halfway over a ridge of solder pins for a start. Sorry, very disappointed with the quality of replies to this, most who broke t...
by escherbach
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two mechanically broken micro sd cards - Raspberry Pi Zero design fault?
Replies: 45
Views: 5399

Re: Two mechanically broken micro sd cards - Raspberry Pi Zero design fault?

Since nobody has mentioned it yet - MicroSD cards are not a uniform thickness. Putting some "support"in the card holder, is not possible. Sounds to me like the OP has a very cheap and thin card. I use the popular sandisk class 1 8gb and 16gb cards - are these cheap and thin compared to other brands...
by escherbach
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two mechanically broken micro sd cards - Raspberry Pi Zero design fault?
Replies: 45
Views: 5399

Re: Two mechanically broken micro sd cards - Raspberry Pi Zero design fault?

...each time the card snapped after a little force was applied... How much force was "a little"? As a now deceased master machinist once told me...Never use force. Just get a bigger hammer. (For one of the projects he worked on, there were a couple of guys each using a 100-lb sledge. It was a press...
by escherbach
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two mechanically broken micro sd cards - Raspberry Pi Zero design fault?
Replies: 45
Views: 5399

Two mechanically broken micro sd cards - Raspberry Pi Zero design fault?

Hi, I broke a second micro sd card in my Raspberry Pi Zero today in just a couple of months, each time the card snapped after a little force was applied. In each case I was attaching a peripheral to soldered header pins, and I guess it is my fault for not removing the sd card first, but I do wonder ...
by escherbach
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3562
Views: 126434

Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Hi, I'm James, middles age, been playing around with Raspberry Pis, Arduinos ESP8266, ESP32 etc in my spare time for a couple of years now, brings me back to my childhood memories, my friends and me playing around with ZX81s, Spectrums, BBC B, Commodore Vic, 64 etc. Forum has been great for learning...

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