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WNed
09-21-2007, 07:14 PM
Hello All. I recently ordered a Propeller Demo Kit, so I haven't even gotten my hands on one yet, but the project I ordered it for would benefit greatly if I didn't have to ship all the data off to a laptop for high capacity storage. I'm wondering if anyone on this forum is looking into the complexities of interfacing a Propeller with a USB Flash Drive? I did a search for "Flash Drive" on this forum and got no hits.

Kaio
09-21-2007, 07:27 PM
Welcome on the Propeller forum.

Then you did not use the google search (search.parallax.com) for this forum. Try the following link.
http://search.parallax.com/search?access=p&as_dt=i&as_occt=any&as_q=usb+flash+drive+inurl%3Af%3D25&client=parallax&filter=p&num=10&output=xml_no_dtd&proxystylesheet=parallax&site=parallax

Graham Stabler
09-21-2007, 07:29 PM
I've also indexed some stuff:

http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?p=609066

Also consider SD cards, already well supported by some nice objects and you only need a socket and a couple of resistors.

Graham

WNed
09-21-2007, 08:17 PM
Ya know...
I often hesitate to post to forums because I'm not an engineer, and am usually asking rather than offering.
Today, though, I feel like a real idiot. I realized that I've seen just what I'm looking for many times in the Parallax store,
but did a disconnect because the product "headline" says "Memory Stick" rather than "Flash Drive".
I apologize for waisting your time, and embarrassing myself.

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mcstar
09-21-2007, 10:35 PM
It took me a while to figure that one out too. I've purchased and worked with the "memory stick" which is really a Vinculum USB host. It will make it possible for you to communicate with a variety of usb devices. Check out the pdfs from the vinculum site while you're waiting for your chip. http://www.vinculum.com/documents.html

Rayman
09-22-2007, 12:39 AM
They really should rename that thing! Especially since "Memory Stick" is a registered trademark of Sony.

WNed
09-22-2007, 01:16 AM
Thank you all for the information you've provided. Thanks also for pointing out that maybe I can stop kicking myself.
Mcstar, that Vinculum VDrive2 looks Very interesting. Not built necessarily for prototyping, it's packaged pretty nicely.
I'll be looking over the firmware PDF this evening.

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