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A Small Micro SD card adapter for Raspberry Pi. (About half the length of standard SD card.)
A Small Micro SD card adapter for Raspberry Pi. (About half the length of standard SD card.)
A Small Micro SD card adapter for Raspberry Pi. (About half the length of standard SD card.)
1,260 backers pledged $14,307 to help bring this project to life.

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Small Micro SD card adapter for Raspberry Pi

$14,307

1,260

While working on our previous project, Pi-Pan, a Pan-Tilt for Raspberry Pi Camera, we noticed that the standard SD card  protrudes from the Pi about one and half centimeters.  

Raspberry Pi with standard SD card
Raspberry Pi with standard SD card

A Micro-SD card adapter that fits almost within the Pi footprint would be convenient.  So we decided to make one!

Our early prototypes

Our alpha prototype was an hacked up standard adapter. Cut it in half, and attached a SD card over it, soldering it's leads directly.  The prototype adapter worked very well in our tests.

Alpha prototype with a micro SD card attached.
Alpha prototype with a micro SD card attached.
Bottom of Alpha prototype adapter
Bottom of Alpha prototype adapter

Beta Version

For the final board, we made a CAD design. Using this CAD, we made a few beta adapters. We are using them in our Pi right now.

CAD design of the Micro SD adapter
CAD design of the Micro SD adapter
Prototype of Micro-SD card adapter
Prototype of Micro-SD card adapter

On this adapter, we are planning on using a latching type holder for the SD card, so that it is vibration tolerant and the card does not accidentally slide out of your Pi.

Adapter with SD card holder
Adapter with SD card holder
Bottom of the adapter
Bottom of the adapter

Below is a picture of this adapter attached to Raspberry Pi:

Raspberry Pi with this adapter
Raspberry Pi with this adapter

Your Support

The adapter design is done, prototypes are made and tested in the Pi. Now we are working on the manufacturing process. With your support, we will be able to manufacture these adapters in large quantity to reduce the cost.

Timeline

11/25/13 Beta tests for the Micro-SD Card adapter are in progress now
12/02/13 Order the materials to be purchased and finalize the assembly house
12/19/13 Test batch verification and approval
12/30/13 Send Surveys to collect addresses
01/05/14 Receive Survey results
01/06/14 Production run testing and ready for shipment
01/10/14 Shipments to Kickstarter supporters begins

Shipping

We have been shipping all over the world from our websites: openelectrons.com and mindsensors.com, and we will go through the same shipping system to send your reward to you.

About the Creators at OpenElectrons.com

Dr. Nitin Patil holds a PhD in condensed matter physics and has been playing with electronics for past 20 years. He has 13 years of experience in research and development in instrumentation and holds patents in that field.

Deepak Patil has Masters degree in Industrial Design, and he has been designing Products and User Interfaces in Technology field for past 18 years.

Our Staff includes top notch engineers from field of electronics and information technology.  For more information about us, visit http://OpenElectrons.com/about

Risks and challenges

OpenElectrons.com has designed several Arduino, LEGO Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi products in the past and based on that experience, we are confident to deliver a quality product.

There is also a chance of manufacturing delays beyond our control, holiday time is also approaching, to mitigate that, we have added few days for contingency.

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    WELL WISHER. A big thank you for your support. We will add your name to our 'Thank you' webpage for our supporters, at: http://www.openelectrons.com/Micro-SD-Adapter

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