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user384993828

I am developing a simple project to measure 4 temperature values and store them in an SD card. Everything is working ok but the SD card. Here is my code:

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#include <OneWire.h> // This is for the temperature sensors
#include <DallasTemperature.h> // This is for the temperature sensors
#include <Wire.h> // This is for the RTC
#include "RTClib.h" // This is for the RTC
#include <SD.h>

#define SENSORS_PIN 9
#define N_SENSORS 4
#define SD_BUSSY_LED_PIN 8
#define DATA_FILE_NAME "datalog.txt" // Max 8 chars of name + 3 of extension!!!

OneWire oneWireObject(SENSORS_PIN);
DallasTemperature sensorDS18B20(&oneWireObject);
// Declaramos un RTC DS3231
RTC_DS3231 rtc;

void SD_indicate_busy(int i);

void setup() {
pinMode(SD_BUSSY_LED_PIN, OUTPUT);
    Serial.begin(9600);
    sensorDS18B20.begin();
// RTC initialization ----------
Serial.print("Initializing RTC... ");
delay(100);
if (! rtc.begin()) {
Serial.println("ERROR: Cannot find RTC module!");
while (1);
}
//~ rtc.adjust(DateTime(F(__DATE__), F(__TIME__))); // Uncomment this line to set the RTC time to the compilation time.
Serial.println("OK");
// SD card initialization ------
Serial.print("Initializing SD card... ");
delay(100);
if (!SD.begin(4)) {
Serial.println("ERROR: SD card failed, or not present");
while (1);
}
Serial.println("OK");
delay(1000);
}
 
void loop() {
int k;
int current_day = -1;
DateTime now;
File dataFile;

while (1) {
// Take measurements ------------------------------------
sensorDS18B20.requestTemperatures();
now = rtc.now();
// Write data to file -----------------------------------
SD_indicate_busy(1);
dataFile = SD.open(DATA_FILE_NAME, FILE_WRITE);
if (dataFile) { // If the file is available, write to it:
dataFile.print(now.year());
dataFile.print('\t');
dataFile.print(now.month());
dataFile.print('\t');
dataFile.print(now.day());
dataFile.print('\t');
dataFile.print(now.hour());
dataFile.print('\t');
dataFile.print(now.minute());
dataFile.print('\t');
dataFile.print(now.second());
dataFile.print('\t');
for (k=0; k<=N_SENSORS-1; k++) {
dataFile.print(sensorDS18B20.getTempCByIndex(k));
dataFile.print('\t');
}
dataFile.print('\n');
dataFile.close();
SD_indicate_busy(0);

Serial.print("Data has been saved! ");
Serial.print(now.year());
Serial.print(" ");
Serial.print(now.month());
Serial.print(" ");
Serial.print(now.day());
Serial.print(" ");
Serial.print(now.hour());
Serial.print(" ");
Serial.print(now.minute());
Serial.print(" ");
Serial.println(now.second());
} else { // if the file isn't open, pop up an error:
Serial.println("ERROR: Cannot open file in SD card");
SD_indicate_busy(0);
while (1);
}
delay(1000);
}
}

void SD_indicate_busy(int i) {
if (i!=0)
digitalWrite(SD_BUSSY_LED_PIN, HIGH);
else
digitalWrite(SD_BUSSY_LED_PIN, LOW);
}



After I have formatted the SD card in FAT16 using Gparted (in Ubuntu), when I put it in the card reader and run the Arduino program what I get through the serial monitor is:

Initializing RTC... OK
Initializing SD card... OK
ERROR: Cannot open file in SD card

and the SD card content, viewed in the PC, is:



The file "DATALOG.TXT" is empty. The SD card is locked in "only read mode".

Exactly the same happens formatting in FAT32.

I have changed the SD card module for a new one and the same. I have checked connections many times. The SD card works perfectly in my computer. I can save and read files perfectly well from Ubuntu.

What can be happening?

user384993828

The problem was "magically solved". I change the wires and it began to work. Maybe one of them was not contacting properly, I don't know.

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