so, I looked around on the internet for an SD-card slot thing, and I noticed they were all quite expensive( imagining how my cell phone was made this cheap) and I thought that there must be an easier(cheaper) way to do this!
first, I thought alligator clips leading to the resistors into the arduino, but for my purposes, the card needed to be removed and put into my laptop far analysis/adding files, and I whud forget witch alligator clip went were, and they might come loose.
next, i thought soldering, but quickly noticed how horrible that idea is. it makes the connections permanent, can damage the card, and make it unusable for other uses without a lot of effort to get it back to normal.
and then, I got it. kind of combining both ideas, I remembered that there are microSD cards too. thought about how I can possibly wire that. remembers that we have like 10 microSD to SD converters, and thought, "what if I solder one of those converters to the circuit! easy to remove the card, cheap, and genius!"
why did I post this? 2 reasons. 1: so you guys can use the idea if you did not already discover it (I might be like the 100th to post it, then sorry) and 2: I need your help for the following:
will soldering a micro-SD converter damage it? I do not think so, as all it probably contains is some wires, possibly an SMD resistor or 2.
what is the pin-out of SD cards? also, SD sockets might short pins to tell the card it is plugged in or something.
how do you wire this to the mega? I know about this, http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1206874649
, but I heard you have to wire SD cards differently for the mega.
lastly, is this idea sane or unique? I have a feeling it is not...
sorry for spelling, and noobness, I realise some of these questions are obvious to some and simple-looking.
thanks in advance, and for reading!