This is my first attempt outside of the Arduino kit that I purchased. I bought a Virtuabotix card read/writer
and I’m attempting to get the basic examples to work (Example → SD → CardInfo, etc) and I always got the initialization failed error.
So I went out on the internet and tried various examples, such as from adafruit and a few youtube videos. The card never gets recognized.
I’ve double checked my wiring, had my wife look at it, and my brother. I’m sure the wiring is correct. I’m starting to suspect I have misunderstood something regarding the hardware. I’ve learned not to automatically assume the hardware I bought doesn’t work…it’s usually my own fault.
I’m using a Mega2560.
I’m using various ScanDisk SD cards, but I don’t have a 2gb. Is there a 2gb limit? The examples always seem to have a 2gb card.
Is this card reader compatible with what I’m trying to do? I pushed the pins in my breadboard and wired from there. I’ve also taken the breadboard out of the equation with F-M wires.
Short of that, can anyone offer a suggestion? After three days, I’m stumped.
Picture of setup attached.
Any comments are appreciated.