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New in the Maker Shed: MicroSD card breakout board
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The MicroSD card breakout board from the Maker Shed makes logging data with your Arduino really easy. Simply connect 4 wires to the digital pins of your Arduino, along with +5V and GND, and you will be reading and writing data to a micro SD card using the SDfat library.

Features

  • Onboard 5v->3v regulator provides 150mA for power-hungry cards
  • 3v level shifting means you can use this with ease on either 3v or 5v systems
  • Uses a proper level shifting chip, not resistors: less problems, and faster read/write access
  • Use 3 or 4 digital pins to read and write 2Gb+ of storage!
  • Activity LED lights up when the SD card is being read or written
  • Four #2 mounting holes
  • Push-push socket with card slightly over the edge of the PCB so its easy to insert and remove
  • Comes with 0.1″ header (unattached) so you can get it on a breadboard or use wires – your choice

Note: There is no detailed documentation at this time, this is a pre-release product.

2 thoughts on “New in the Maker Shed: MicroSD card breakout board

  1. This is interesting information share over here. This is a very old design. Much has changed since the first game that takes the microSD socket for many years. I will review the prices and see what it has come down.

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