I'm excited at the prospect of doing some datalogging with the arduino for my temperature control experiment which is already working, but the wiring/breadboarding to get the hardware solution in this forum going is a little daunting. I'd prefer to spend a few bucks and get something already built, and fool around with the software instead.
I saw the ethernet shield with sd reader, but it's kind of expensive at $45. The sparkfun $15 shield for sd cards had quite a variety of bad reviews.
Does anyone in this forum have suggestions for a reasonably inexpensive, but not particularly hardware challenging way to get SD cards (or microsd, or whatever) working?