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#51 gozar OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:01 AM

Is there a way to change the SD slot to one like on the older Raspberry Pis? The current slot won't let you use a micro SD to SD adapter:

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At the top is the adapter. You can see it is a little thicker than an SD card.


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#52 electrotrains OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:09 AM

Sorry Gozar - I've got no intention of changing the PCB at this point, though I do quite like the look of the SD card slot in your picture - it would have given me a bit more room on the PCB!

 

However, the current slot *does* support microsd in an adapter - in fact all the pictures I've posted of the new board are using micro sd in an adapter - just not the adapter pictured. I've been using the kind of adapters you get in the package whenever you buy a microsd card.



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Posted Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:21 AM

I would be interested in obtaining 5 of just the PCBs and building them myself.  Thx Robin!

 

Mike



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Posted Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:49 AM

I would be interested in obtaining 5 of just the PCBs and building them myself.  Thx Robin!

 

Mike

 

I like your attitude :-)

 

I'll PM you a link to the board files (I'm planning to start a technical thread soon, but haven't got all the files uploaded to github yet).


Edited by electrotrains, Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:49 AM.


#55 gozar OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:03 PM

Sorry Gozar - I've got no intention of changing the PCB at this point, though I do quite like the look of the SD card slot in your picture - it would have given me a bit more room on the PCB!

 

However, the current slot *does* support microsd in an adapter - in fact all the pictures I've posted of the new board are using micro sd in an adapter - just not the adapter pictured. I've been using the kind of adapters you get in the package whenever you buy a microsd card.

 

I didn't think it would require a redesign of the PCB, just the purchase of a different SD slot (I have no idea what the name of the slot that is soldered onto the board is called). :-)



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Posted Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:51 PM

I would be interested in one



#57 TheMontezuma OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:29 AM

I would be interested in a cased one (depending on the final price).



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Posted Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:38 AM

Note: happy to report that the production cart fits into an 800 with the lid closed and SD card present without any difficulty, although my 800 has the metal shield missing from inside the door. Clearance is very good, though. :)

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Posted Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:49 AM

Is there a way to change the SD slot to one like on the older Raspberry Pis? The current slot won't let you use a micro SD to SD adapter:


At the top is the adapter. You can see it is a little thicker than an SD card.


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That's different.   All the microSD to SD card adapters I have look like SD cards.  the MicroSD card slides into the top of the SD-like card, and then it goes into any SD card slot.



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Posted Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:46 AM

 
I like your attitude :-)
 
I'll PM you a link to the board files (I'm planning to start a technical thread soon, but haven't got all the files uploaded to github yet).


Thanks brother! Your hard work is very much appreciated.

Mike

#61 gozar OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:48 AM

 

 

That's different.   All the microSD to SD card adapters I have look like SD cards.  the MicroSD card slides into the top of the SD-like card, and then it goes into any SD card slot.

 

I think there is some confusion. The micro SD to SD adapter I showed is for the older Raspberry Pi so the SD card doesn't hang out by 1/2", and instead, is flush with the motherboard. Unfortunately, the SD slot in the Ultimate cart is enclosed, which doesn't allow you to use the Pi micro SD adapter. If we could use the Pi micro SD adapter, then the SD card would not be hanging out. :-)

 

It's more of an aesthetic issue at this point, since FJC confirmed the Ultimate Cart does fit in the 800. 


Edited by gozar, Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:49 AM.


#62 electrotrains OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:56 AM

 

I think there is some confusion. The micro SD to SD adapter I showed is for the older Raspberry Pi so the SD card doesn't hang out by 1/2", and instead, is flush with the motherboard. Unfortunately, the SD slot in the Ultimate cart is enclosed, which doesn't allow you to use the Pi micro SD adapter. If we could use the Pi micro SD adapter, then the SD card would not be hanging out. :-)

 

It's more of an aesthetic issue at this point, since FJC confirmed the Ultimate Cart does fit in the 800. 

 

If you case your board though (which does look much nicer), there would be no easy way to get the adapter card out again if it was flush with the board....



#63 flashjazzcat OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:31 AM

Just properly tested the production cart with an Incognito 800 as well, and everything appears to work. :)

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Posted Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:24 AM

Cheers, Robin.

 

Definitely interested and probably up for buying one...

 

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#65 gozar OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:31 AM

 

If you case your board though (which does look much nicer), there would be no easy way to get the adapter card out again if it was flush with the board....

 

That is a good point! 



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Posted Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:13 PM

Please put me down for one!

 

Thanks



#67 billysastard OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:51 PM

please add me to the list :D



#68 retango OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:38 PM

I'm in for one, please. If you offer cased, I'll take the case too.. Thanks!



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Posted Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:13 AM

I'd like one, too. Thanks, ehm, too! :)



#70 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:45 AM

One please



#71 Allan ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:48 PM

Well, if Kevin is getting one, I am too.

 

One please.

 

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Posted Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:35 PM

I am in for one, too. I am hoping for a cased version, though I have some grey loose carts that could be sacrificed!

#73 Umberto OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:39 PM

I definitely want looks great

#74 Clint Thompson OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:55 PM

Put me down for 1. Are they going to come blue or can we have them in gray standard XE carts as an option as well?

 

Thanks!



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Posted Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:32 PM

Put me down for 1. Are they going to come blue or can we have them in gray standard XE carts as an option as well?

 

Thanks!

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