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Arduino parts with Raspberry Pi?

Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:25 am

Hi,

I'm thinking of doing a project that will require an extra SD card slot (it's an emulator with "cartridges"), but I'm having trouble with what to do. I've found DIY card readers that plug into a breadboard, but I've also found a SD reader module for arduino, and I've been wondering if I can use that with my RPi. The reason I want to do this is because both are around the same price to make/buy, and I don't have that much experience with soldering. If you need to see it, the amazon page is: http://www.amazon.com/365buying-Reader- ... +card+slot
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Re: Arduino parts with Raspberry Pi?

Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:53 am

Does it have to be a built-in slot?

How about just using a standard USB-SD card adaptor? They cost £1 or less over here in many high street shops.

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Re: Arduino parts with Raspberry Pi?

Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:57 pm

rpdom wrote:Does it have to be a built-in slot?

How about just using a standard USB-SD card adaptor? They cost £1 or less over here in many high street shops.
From what I've seen, those are the ones that stick out of the computer at least an inch (or a few centimeters), and my experience with those is that if you aren't careful, they can be easy to break. I honestly just want a straight up slot.

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Re: Arduino parts with Raspberry Pi?

Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:08 pm

adzyu100 wrote:
rpdom wrote:Does it have to be a built-in slot?

How about just using a standard USB-SD card adaptor? They cost £1 or less over here in many high street shops.
From what I've seen, those are the ones that stick out of the computer at least an inch (or a few centimeters), and my experience with those is that if you aren't careful, they can be easy to break. I honestly just want a straight up slot.
rpdom meant one of these
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujifilm-Card-R ... B001725Y0Q
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Re: Arduino parts with Raspberry Pi?

Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:34 pm

DougieLawson wrote:rpdom meant one of these
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujifilm-Card-R ... B001725Y0Q
Yes, I did. But not such an expensive one.

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Re: Arduino parts with Raspberry Pi?

Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:46 pm

DougieLawson wrote: rpdom meant one of these
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujifilm-Card-R ... B001725Y0Q
I know that, but I don't want it to be sticking out like that. All I really want to know is whether or not I can use arduino hardware for RPi, and how. I guess it kinda has to do with the aesthetics (I'm a perfectionist), and I'd rather have something that I can connect some wires to and put on top of my Pi rather than something that sticks out of the side.

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Re: Arduino parts with Raspberry Pi?

Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:49 pm

So remove the USB port connector. Uncase the USB/SD unit and solder the two together with a few short wires. Then you can mount it almost flat against the underside of the Pi board, or the top if you prefer.

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Re: Arduino parts with Raspberry Pi?

Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:05 pm

rpdom wrote:So remove the USB port connector. Uncase the USB/SD unit and solder the two together with a few short wires. Then you can mount it almost flat against the underside of the Pi board, or the top if you prefer.
Ok, that seems like a good plan, i think I'll try it.

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