MicroSD to USB Bypass

I am looking for someone to build a bypass that can take MicroSD output and save it directly to a USB connected device. In other words, I want to bypass the MicroSD memory card completely and save directly to a Linux based system via USB. Something similar to this diagram: http://cl.ly/image/161A0J1C3P1g

I know this is somewhat possible as the folks over at Applied Engineering have the output saving to a different source as shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TohHo9xyeJ4&t=1m40s

Any help would be great :)

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What are you trying to accomplish here? Are you looking for direct feed from say... a camera to a computer?
cooncesean (author)  mpilchfamily4 years ago
@mplichfamily: Exactly.

More specifically, I am looking to save files from a HackHD (or GoPro) camera directly to my MacBook (bypassing the memory card altogether).

I'm not looking for a streaming solution. I want to emulate the filesystem on the SD card with my MacBook - meaning that each recording on the camera is saved as a separate file on disk.

Should be possible, yeah?

have you, checked the pin config ....

in pin6 this function is already given

Like steve said above. There are microSD card with built in wi-fi for connecting directly to the PC. But it will put the pictures and video into a single file. Any other solution you hack together will require some other computer to emulate the SD card then push the data over to the computer of your choice.
Why not use that solution, via wifi ?
cooncesean (author)  steveastrouk4 years ago
@steveastrouk: Great suggestion. I have actually tried this using a Eye-Fi wireless memory card and unfortunately becomes unwieldy with the amount of data I'm looking to transfer.
Not being awkward, I haven't done/tried it, but why does it become unwieldy ? How do you actually access the camera with the eyefi ?
What camera are you actually trying to do this with ?
cooncesean (author)  steveastrouk4 years ago
@steveastrouk: Either the GoPro Hero2 or the HackHD camera.
bwrussell4 years ago
Does the camera not have a USB port on it? I have a really cheap action camera that charges via mini-usb but it will also connect to a computer as USB storage and save videos directly to the HDD.

If does have a port but doesn't support usb storage out of the box it is still possible that someone has written new firmware for it that will allow it.
cooncesean (author)  bwrussell4 years ago
@bwrussell: The GoPro Hero2/Hero3 both have miniUSB ports on them. Unfortunately, they are only used to charge the device and sync existing files from the memory card. I am not able to mount the camera and save files directly to my computer (maybe its a firmware restriction that can be hacked).

What type of camera are you using where you can do this? Can you provide a link?
Have you tried looking for custom firmware?

THIS is the one, I didn't get mine from Amazon so there may be slight differences. I've also never tried shooting directly to the PC so I'm not sure how well it works.

Have you looked into maybe writing or finding a program to automatically pull the files off of the SD with the USB once they're done recording?

Can you give more details about your intended use for this? Sometimes knowing the application helps get more detailed and focused answers.
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cooncesean (author)  bwrussell4 years ago
@bwrussell: I'm currently scouring the GoPro User Forums for people hacking the firmware.

Full use case:
1. Programmatically initiate a recording from my MacBook to a GoPro Hero2 (I can do this with this script [https://gist.github.com/cooncesean/5833157] and this device [http://appliedlogiceng.com/index_files/Page1039.htm]).
2. Have the output of each recording save back to the MacBook directly (as opposed to the SD card). This is the part I'm trying to solve.

Thanks all for the thoughtful suggestions and work arounds; very positive community here :)
Ok HERE's the link for real this time.