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The new microsd adapter the cure to the blues!

by osbock on Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:56 pm

On the same day, a friend and I both accidentally put a little pressure on the sd card when unplugging something, and "Snap!" went the holder. Fortunately I have a spare, and I'm trying to fix the other one, but this low profile dohicky is a must have in my opinion.
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Re: The new microsd adapter the cure to the blues!

by slurp on Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:12 pm

This does look good http://www.adafruit.com/products/966

I've not had a problem with the SD card but have an application where a smaller foot print would be helpful. How much does this card protrude from the Pi Board?

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Re: The new microsd adapter the cure to the blues!

by adafruit on Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:05 pm

the SD adapter PCB sticks out about 2mm and the microsd sticks out another 2-3mm
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Re: The new microsd adapter the cure to the blues!

by slurp on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:35 pm

adafruit wrote:the SD adapter PCB sticks out about 2mm and the microsd sticks out another 2-3mm


Thanks.

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Re: The new microsd adapter the cure to the blues!

by danips on Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:44 am

adafruit wrote:the SD adapter PCB sticks out about 2mm and the microsd sticks out another 2-3mm


If you rotate the microSD holder 90º you will save the 2-3mm. And maybe the other 2 extra mm.
There's a cost at insert/remove ease, but I think some people may prefer that.

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Re: The new microsd adapter the cure to the blues!

by adafruit on Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:51 pm

we decided to go with the method we have - so that the card can be removed easily! but we'll consider the other way if enough people request it.
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Re: The new microsd adapter the cure to the blues!

by westfw on Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:42 pm

There's a kickstarter project for a horizontal adapter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/443 ... i?ref=live

Although it looks like the poor (?) guy needs to make about 20x more boards than he originally planned on, so there may be some delay.

I think both versions have their advantages!
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Re: The new microsd adapter the cure to the blues!

by osbock on Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:43 am

I personally like the Adafruit approach, as it can be used with a case. The other one would be difficult to remove without disassembling the case.
If you never need to change, it, I can see the advantages of the other approach.

BTW, I used the Adafruit adapter to fix a broken Pi. The other way wouldn't work, unless you truly never needed to change the card, since it's now glued in!

Here's the writeup:
http://baldwisdom.com/repairing-raspberry-pi-sd-holder/
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Re: The new microsd adapter the cure to the blues!

by quantalume on Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:36 pm

This is a great little adapter. I don't know why they didn't use a microSD slot on the Pi to begin with, seeing how cramped for space the board is. Besides, microSD flash cards seem to be cheaper and more plentiful than their full-size brethren.
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Re: The new microsd adapter the cure to the blues!

by richms on Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:07 am

When I asked it was an issue that the micro cards are easier to go missing in a classroom environment.
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