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.
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.
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?
Or look at that... wow!
@johnmckerrell yes my guess is it's just using the USB2.0 for the SD cards... :-/
For the price (£3) what about we get a couple of these to fit and then source a floating USB3 dongle?
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?
On order :)
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.