Have your cake and eat it too... microSD for Raspberry Pi!
I remember when the package from Farnell Element 14 came. My hands were trembling as I opened it... my pulse quickened.
Could it be? YES!
It's amazing how far we've traveled in the world of technology. The SD card I bought for my RasPi, 4 GB, is twenty times larger than my first hard drive... and it only cost a few dollars.
And... it's a little big for my taste.
So - I've created an adapter I'd like to share with all the other Pi lovers out there.
It sits flush with the edge of the Pi.
At the cost of a little height above the SD slot.
Trim a little off your slice.
The adapter is pretty small as you can see - microSD FTW!
I have production-ready versions of the adapter in hand... and I'm ready to press the 'go' button. This is essentially a group order - join in if you like!
* PCBs will be produced / assembled in the USA
* Gold ENIG contacts
* Green soldermask with white silkscreen ( lettering )
* push in / out microSD connector
Yes - orders for North and South America are available via PayPal at http://www.quilix.com/pio. All other orders can be made via ModMyPi website at https://www.modmypi.com/shop/sd-cards-and-adaptors/raspberry-pi-micro-sd-card-adaptor.
Yes, it will. The pIO does cause the Pi to tilt a little more in the enclosure - but the tolerances are forgiving enough to make it fit just fine.
I'm not sure - I'll contact Pimoroni and post their response.
UPDATE: I've had some exchanges with Pimoroni on the dimensions of the adapter and the case. We're thinking that it may be too snug of a fit without some modification. However, I have yet to confirm this with a case in-hand.
For every $10 pledged above $20 - I'll add another adapter to your reward. So... if you need four - a pledge of $40 will do it.
Yes. If you look at the translucent case, you can see that there is > 1/4 of an inch below the board. This is more than enough room to accommodate the height of the adapter.
This adapter is designed specifically for use with the Raspberry Pi... if it did fit into anything else - it would be purely coincidental. If people send me devices that it does fit in - I'd be happy to publish the list.
As soon as the Kickstarter ends and I get all the adapters shipped... I'll probably post all the infos to my OSH Github repository.
Yes, they are heatsinks - originally designed for mosfet thermal dissipation; in some circumstances they can be helpful in preventing thermal runaway. I purchased mine through Newegg.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708012
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Aug 17, 2012 - Sep 6, 2012 (20 days)
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One pIO adapter - includes worldwide standard shipping. Memory card not included.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Two pIO adapters - includes worldwide standard shipping. Memory cards not included.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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One limited edition pIO adapter in purple soldermask with gold ENIG contacts - includes worldwide standard shipping. Will ship within 12 hours of project close (you'll get yours first). Memory card not included. All proceeds from this reward will be donated to the Raspberry Pi Foundation.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012