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Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:49 pm
by wolfgangmob
podly wrote:
wolfgangmob wrote:Another option is a combo adapter for micro SD to SD/USB then just cut off the USB side of the adapter.
What do you mean? Any links to this kind adapter?

cheers,
Kind of hard to see it but here's one on ebay that someone has cut the USB off of to make it flush with a macbook pro.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Norcent-2GB-mic ... 0730174578

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:02 pm
by podly
I believe your word for it, but it probably will not work. It looks like it can work as microSD adapter to SD adapter OR to USB card reader. Cutting it out will left you with a pice of junk plastic. But I could be wrong...

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:11 pm
by Mortimer

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:07 am
by wolfgangmob
Nope, not at all, this one: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1040837

The last post on the page he said he cut the USB half off and it was working.

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:09 am
by wolfgangmob
podly wrote:I believe your word for it, but it probably will not work. It looks like it can work as microSD adapter to SD adapter OR to USB card reader. Cutting it out will left you with a pice of junk plastic. But I could be wrong...
The idea is to just cut off the USB part and it should work, however there is always the possible problem of it not working in the R-Pi for some random reason releating to hardwar compatibility being limited.

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:28 am
by podly
you're right, I I had to look closely. It is easy to see on this one: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/worlds-sma ... erter-5091

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:34 am
by wolfgangmob
podly wrote:you're right, I I had to look closely. It is easy to see on this one: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/worlds-sma ... erter-5091
I'm considering ordering the Norcent one since I might need a 2GB standrd microSD (non HC) card for something else, not so much for the R-Pi but rather my MacBook Pro.

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:11 am
by Montala
wolfgangmob wrote:I'm considering ordering the Norcent one since I might need a 2GB standrd microSD (non HC) card for something else, not so much for the R-Pi but rather my MacBook Pro.
If you are a MacBook Pro (as well as a RasPi) owner, I am sure you will be interested in the item mentioned by 'bircoe' on the first page of this thread? (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/134 ... -minidrive)

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:47 am
by wolfgangmob
Montala wrote:
wolfgangmob wrote:I'm considering ordering the Norcent one since I might need a 2GB standrd microSD (non HC) card for something else, not so much for the R-Pi but rather my MacBook Pro.
If you are a MacBook Pro (as well as a RasPi) owner, I am sure you will be interested in the item mentioned by 'bircoe' on the first page of this thread? (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/134 ... -minidrive)
I'm interested but it hasn't entered production yet and the prices are on the high side making me less interested when this solution is available at the present and has had some success. I may buy one later for my MacBook Pr and then move the home made option to the R-Pi, but otherwise I have no real need for a flush SD card other than allowing for a sleeker case design.

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:25 am
by chris2401
i think he means something like this.
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the sticking out side is just a bit of plastic and the usbport.

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:21 pm
by jamestyrrell

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:45 pm
by jamestyrrell
There is also, http://www.adafruit.com/products/966, but have a read of the comments of the pIO creator here, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/443 ... i/comments. As he outlines, there may be some compatibility problems with certain cases.

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:36 pm
by angrypotassium
Some guy on ebay is making microSD to RSMMC-sized adapters.

Search for: microSD short adapter
on ebay

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:27 am
by MattRX
I have bought two of these

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Practical-Mi ... 4160da225a

I just split the case open, trim the USB section off the board and then cut the case down. After that I fill the gap where the USB section was, sand it smooth and colour it in with a black marker.

Works a treat. To aid removal have a loop of sticky tape hanging out the back of the adaptor.

Hope this helps

Matt

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:30 am
by MattRX
I have made two Micro SD adapters from these

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Practical-Mi ... 0002902103

They are quick, easy and sit about flush with most cases. When trimmed the SD adapter is 19.5mm long

Here is how I do it.
Split the case apart and remove the PCB .
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SD adapter case split open
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Trim the PCB. I use good side cutters and cut just along the edge of the black blob.
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PCB trimmed down to size
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I just trimmed the case with scissors.
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Trimmed PCB in trimmed case
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Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:37 am
by MattRX
Part 2.

The gap left behind from the departed USB connector has been filled with a mixture of superglue and talcum powder. Be very careful here as it is very easy to push the mixture in too far and the micro SD card will no longer fit.
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Gap filled
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The edge cleaned up with a file and coloured black with a permanent marker
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Here it is inserted into a RS branded case. Note the difficult to see stick tape to aid extraction.
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Hope this helps

Matt

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:08 pm
by docwebhead
I'm going to order one of these and see if they'll work.

http://dx.com/p/2-in-1-tf-card-to-sd-ca ... ite-126299

They're in stock, the others aren't.
(Disclaimer: I'm a DX fan!)

Will post results in a month or so.

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:40 am
by BrandtD

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:34 pm
by stevewardell
I was going to order one of these https://www.modmypi.com/sd-cards-and-ad ... rd-adaptor anyone tried one?

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:59 pm
by peterburk
Inspired by this topic, I decided to cut my SD card in half. I was a little worried beforehand, so made a tutorial to reassure future case modders that it's safe to do with my brand of card!

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 40&t=31609
Peter

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:06 pm
by therimmer96
Dilligaf wrote:Someone needs to manufacture and sell a "MicroSD Pidaper", basically a half height micro sd adapter, then a micro sd would sit flush.
The modmypi site sells them, i think they are under £10

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:37 pm
by Dilligaf
therimmer96 wrote:
Dilligaf wrote:Someone needs to manufacture and sell a "MicroSD Pidaper", basically a half height micro sd adapter, then a micro sd would sit flush.
The modmypi site sells them, i think they are under £10
Did you see the date on that post? This thread is probably what inspired them to make them.

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:20 pm
by Jim JKla

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:02 am
by jspring
I bought one of these minidrives for mine: http://amzn.to/Zph6Ya

They are pretty handy, and functionally equivalent to the expensive Nifty Minidrive. You can buy 'em without the endcap so that it'll be a no-frills addition to your board (though, I got one with the cap for my Mac, and it sits flush and looks perfect).

Re: SD card sticking out ? Use RSMMC

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:14 pm
by mypifi
im just suprised no one has made a lead that comes out and you can plug the sd card into the lead so itsnot sticking out?