Saturday, March 14, 2015

IC Station MicroSD Card Module

This tutorial will help you get the IC Station Micro SD Card Module up and running. This is ideal for recording data from sensors for future analysis. This is a 5v piece, where commonly sd card modules are 3.3v.

The right angle header that comes pre soldered isn't long enough to sit in our standard breadboard, so we used a mini breadboard where the card can hang off the side. You can also use male to female jumpers.


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The connections are as follows:


 ** MOSI - pin 11 on Arduino Uno/Duemilanove/Diecimila
 ** MISO - pin 12 on Arduino Uno/Duemilanove/Diecimila
 ** CLK - pin 13 on Arduino Uno/Duemilanove/Diecimila
 ** CS - pin 10 on Arduino Uno/Duemilanove/Diecimila. You can change this one.

Connect GND to Arduino GND and VCC to Arduino +5v.

Insert a fat32 formatted micro sd card.

No libraries have to be downloaded or installed, as the Arduino IDE comes pre configured with the SD Card libraries.

Just load the example from File, Examples, SD, Card Info.

This example already comes with the Leonardo / Micro serial delay.

After uploading you should see something similar to the following:



The Arduino only reports volumes less than 2GB, even if using a larger sd card. Stay tuned for a data logging project using this and the 3 previous modules we have blogged about.

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