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Vaati
07-15-2009, 08:45 AM
I have finally finished the howto for my SD card adapter on instructables, and it is now available for purchase in kit form here (http://www.gadgetgangster.com/158).· If you have any questions, email, pm, post on the gadget gangster forums or this thread.

So, would anyone consider purchasing this kit...?

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Post Edited (Vaati) : 7/15/2009 1:41:01 AM GMT

ProcessingData...
07-15-2009, 10:04 AM
Cool! Great work Vaati. A SD card adapter for less than $20. I might just end up buying this one, as my Homemade one didn't work so well. -- ProccessingData...

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Vaati
07-15-2009, 10:09 AM
Awesome! I had intended to make it cost as little as possible without removint too many features..... The card inserted was a no-brainer, because I personally wanted one. http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

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Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
07-15-2009, 10:19 AM
Great Job! Some comments....


Your schematic doesn't match your design... :)

How about drawing up one that uses an LED and resistors? :)

Also, you didn't indicate the pinout of the pins. Was it designed to be
compatible with the row of pins on the Protoboard?

OBC

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ProcessingData...
07-15-2009, 10:19 AM
Keep up the good work Vaati. I have a GG account, but as of yet have not created anything. Hope to [see] you soon!--ProccessingData...

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Vaati
07-15-2009, 10:21 AM
Oh--Whoops! I just used the one off of warranty void... I will change that right now... http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

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Vaati
07-15-2009, 10:21 AM
And also-- The pinout is the same as the one from ucontroller. I will add a schematic of that too....

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Vaati
07-15-2009, 10:41 AM
Okay--I have the pinout up... I also have the schematic from ucontroller up for now... I will paint my own up tomorrow, as I really must get to bed... -fake yawn- I will get yelled at if I don't at least pretend to sleep. http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

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ProcessingData...
07-15-2009, 10:45 AM
Oh, the joys of being 14...http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/wink.gif

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Vaati
07-15-2009, 10:50 AM
LOL!· http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/lol.gif

Let's see...· no allowance, early bedtime, chores...

It makes these projects a bit more difficult to pull off....

I guess I will have to order more free samples!· http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/blush.gif· (keyword: more)

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ProcessingData...
07-15-2009, 10:57 AM
Hey, It sounds like we have the same kind of parents!

I'm the second oldest, and share a room with my three brothers. Makes it hard to find space to do my projects.http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smilewinkgrin.gif

(Hey, quit the soldering! It stinks up the room!"http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/nono.gif

I should probably get to bed too soon, It's almost 9.


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Post Edited (ProcessingData...) : 7/15/2009 4:05:44 PM GMT

Vaati
07-15-2009, 11:00 AM
Well, I too had really better get to sleep...· It's 11 here.... http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smurf.gif

G'night everyone!

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ProcessingData...
07-15-2009, 11:03 AM
G'night!

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Painless
07-15-2009, 11:40 AM
ProcessingData... said...
Hey, quit the soldering! It stinks up the room!" http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/nono.gif


Colour me weird, but I *LOVE* the smell of solder! http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/yeah.gif

mctrivia
07-15-2009, 02:29 PM
Vati send me a pm with your address and will send you some free stuff

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ProcessingData...
07-16-2009, 12:02 AM
Painless said...
Colour me weird, but I *LOVE* the smell of solder! http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/yeah.gif
Oh, the wonderful smell of freshly melted lead & rosin.
(I still use leaded!)

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heater
07-16-2009, 12:48 AM
ProcessingData "Oh, the wonderful smell of freshly melted lead & rosin. "

Open the widows, run a fan, this stuff gives you brain damage.

I got hooked on it in 1970 and look what happened to me.

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Nick McClick
07-16-2009, 02:37 AM
Something I like about both of your projects is the use of jumpers - it makes it easier to build the project (especially when you need to bridge a short gap).

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Microcontrolled
07-16-2009, 03:00 AM
@Vaati & ProsessingData: I LIKE the smell of solder! (My brother with which I share my room with will beg to differ, however. I still think that stepping on legos everywhere is worse then a little molten solder.) I think my parents are duplicates of yours. http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I need to publish my homebrew Protoboard to Gadget Gangster, and I think I just might buy your SD card slot. I could use one of those. My homebrew one didn't work so well :-(

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Vaati
07-16-2009, 03:04 AM
As much as I would like to talk about how much Lego's hurt the feet and how good solder smells, this is getting a bit off-topic and I would not want it moved to the sandbox....

Back on the topic of the propeller, what is your homebrew protoboard like...? can you post a pic?

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Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
07-16-2009, 03:06 AM
Vaati said...
LOL! http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/lol.gif

Let's see... no allowance, early bedtime, chores...





Enjoy it! I'm 38.. still no allowance, day job, bills, family, and chores that keep me from my early bedtime. :)

Ah, to be 14 again!!!! :)

OBC

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Vaati
07-16-2009, 03:07 AM
Yes, I must admit it's nice knowing I will have a place to plug in my wp25 each day and a tv for composite out... http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

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Microcontrolled
07-16-2009, 03:28 AM
Sorry to drive that off topic.....

Anyway, I will try to dig it up. It didn't work but I think that the power is the culprit, not the device itself. I have absolutely NO 3.3v REGULATORS.
Vaati, I dare you to turn that into a sales pitch for your ajustable power supply. http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

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ProcessingData...
07-16-2009, 10:09 AM
Accually, you could just use a $3 variable regulator from RadioShack. It's cheaper than ordering a 3V one, and it's quicker too.
Vaati will testify to that!

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mctrivia
07-16-2009, 10:12 AM
bad idea to use variable regulator from radioshack. they are no where near accurate voltage output just ball park.

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ProcessingData...
07-16-2009, 10:16 AM
I Know Vaati used one in one of his projects. Aedlthough, I probably should let him talk to you about it, as I have never used one.
I'll probably get one on monday and see how close it gets.

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Peter Jakacki
07-16-2009, 10:22 AM
These variable voltage regulators are just as accurate as the fixed versions as they both use the same type of bandgap reference which is usually 1.25V. With the variable regulators you just add your own resistor divider to get a higher voltage but it is rather hard to get a standard voltage with standard resistor values so I always allow for an extra series resistor from the output to trim it. Use 1% resistors metal film (or better) to maintain stability, definitely don't use scrap-box resistors.

*Peter*

Vaati
07-16-2009, 10:32 AM
Yeah.... I think you should just use my Adjustable Power supply.... http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smile.gif It would be a LOT easier...

I use it to regulate the power from a dc adapter so the ittybitty regulators on my demoboard don't heat up too much... With a whopper of a heatsink, it can last a looong time...

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TheWizard65
07-16-2009, 10:34 AM
Great Job Vaati, Can't wait to see you at the expo. http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/jumpin.gif

mctrivia
07-16-2009, 03:09 PM
sorry thought you were talking about the multitap wallwarts.

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Want to make projects and have Gadget Gangster sell them for you? propmod-us_ps_sd (http://www.gadgetgangster.com/160) and propmod-1x1 (http://www.gadgetgangster.com/161) are now available for use in your Gadget Gangster Projects.

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