Communal SD card reader/writer #425

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goatchurchprime opened this Issue Jan 17, 2017 · 11 comments

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@goatchurchprime
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It is almost (but not quite) possible to do work in the workshop without your own laptop, by using the laser cutter computers.

But we need a general SD card writer and reader to save code for the 3D printers. It could sit in the box of spare memory sticks.

@DoESsean
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@goatchurchprime
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this one looks slim http://www.argos.co.uk/product/2689278

But I'd favour something more clunky like this one that's going to stick around: http://www.argos.co.uk/product/2874760?rec=webRespPDP:2689278:alt:CWVTPUBOOT:2874760

... especially as if can read old fashioned compact flash cards that is still in use in industrial robots.

@johnmckerrell
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@ajlennon

I'd have to check the PCs but presumably we can mount a reader in one of the drive bays? If we got a couple of cheap ones and mounted them they'd presumably be less likely to wander off?

e.g.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/iMicro-All-in-1-3-5-3-5-inch-USB-Internal-Card-Reader-for-PC-T-Flash-SM-SD-MMCI-/231316560854?hash=item35db8a9bd6:g:DlkAAOSwDFNWFL6I

Cheers

@johnmckerrell
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@ajlennon

@johnmckerrell yes my guess is it's just using the USB2.0 for the SD cards... :-/

@ajlennon

For the price (£3) what about we get a couple of these to fit and then source a floating USB3 dongle?

http://www.ebuyer.com/210671-dynamode-3-5-int-reader-black-usballint1black

I need to buy a few things from eBuyer so I'll happily add a couple of these to my order if you think it'll help?

@johnmckerrell
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@ajlennon

On order :)

@ajlennon

There's a 3.5in card reader/writer mounted into Sophia-PC

I've also installed the rather marvellous Disk Imager utility (if I do say so myself) which can be used for reading and writing uncompressed and compressed SD card images

There is a non-working card reader currently mounted into Gerald-PC. Rather irritatingly Mr. Dell doesn't appear to have included any standard form-factor internal USB sockets on the motherboard. Will have to have a think about that.

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