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Re: Anyone seen these Eye-Fi cards

Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:35 pm

Saw these at TigerDirect. they automatically upload the pictures from the card to a wireless network. The WiFi is built into the SD card. It is meant for cameras but it is being expanded to tablets. Any thoughts? Other than they are horribly expensive!

It does not add WiFi to the device though someone may be able to hack the software to get it to work that way. It sends the photos over wifi automatically when in range of a preset (up to 32 networks) network. It only handles pictures. I wonder if this is a firmware or software limitation.

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Thought it would maybe be of interest if it could be hacked to add wireless to a RasPi.

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Re: Anyone seen these Eye-Fi cards

Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:05 pm

there are redy to use wifi sd cards on ebay... no need to hack..

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Re: Anyone seen these Eye-Fi cards

Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:20 am

Didn't know that! The only problem is if you use one those you will have no storage for OS. Might still be worth a look If you need wireless.
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Re: Anyone seen these Eye-Fi cards

Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:52 pm

If you wanted it to have wireless using an Eye-fi and not lose the ability to have an OS you could take a page out of the old SUN computer Terminal system and redirect the wifi to either an online storage server or a local network HDD and Store the OS Image and other documents there.

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Re: Anyone seen these Eye-Fi cards

Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:23 pm

Not sure that would work on a RasPi. The OS is booted from the SD card. I thought it might be possible to have the OS boot from the eyefi card and have short range wireless in combination. You can use a USB dongle (if it has Linux drivers) for wireless RasPi. I was hoping for a very compact wireless setup for a RasPi model A.
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