Introduction: Food Saver Microsd Holder

Over the years of using microsd cards, I have found them fiddly. Worst, you're loading them into a device with enough spring tension it could be grafted into a working miniature trebuchet, jettisoning your precious card across the room a couple of times before it's safely seated in your device.

My solution, if you have a food saver, is to make your own. In the time you would drive to your local source with one you would likely pay a lot more for. Let's get started.

Only warning for this instructable is not have the microsd in the food saver material when you're making seals. There is a crush and excessive heat exposure.

Step 1: An Even Rectangle

If you don't already have a seal straight across, go ahead and make one. About 2 inches farther, make another one as shown. Then carefully cut the rectangle off, so you have a nice rectangle, sealed all the way around.

Step 2: Each Side Will Hold a Card

Use a microsd card to measure from what will be the bottom edge. You're about to make a slit along the entire edge, so the top of the card will just be covered. Do this on the other side too, you're making one that has a card on each side.

Step 3:

After you cut all the way across, it should look like a long shallow pocket.

Step 4: This Will Likely Be the Trickiest Part

With previous test pieces, I found out how to align my new microsd holder to make the proper width for each card. I placed the seal about 1/16 of an inch past the foam. For my sealer, this distance makes another seal large enough to place another card next to it, making it easy to slip them in and out. Probably not a big deal slightly larger, but obviously it can be so close together it won't fit.

Step 5: This Is What Happens When You Have It Properly Aligned

You're making a seal across both of those long shallow pockets you previously cut, thus making two pockets simultaneously. You've probably figured out by now that you can measure any size storage slot for any other small item to make it more organized for portability.

I'm going to hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in about three weeks, so it's important to keep these little cards from being lost.

Step 6: The Last Touch Is an Option to You

Since you cut the slits so the microsd fits all the way in, you might find it hard to remove them. If you need to, cut a shallow "V" shape in the top, to allow for your fingernail to catch the edge of the chip.

Step 7: Now You Have a Home Made Microsd Card Holder

Some of your friends are likely to be jealous.

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moddy (author)2016-08-12

As I promised follow-up the micro SD cards showed no sign of being affected with saved files with the use of FoodSaver bags.

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verbatin01 (author)2015-03-20

seems like a good idea, but I'd be somewhat concerned about static. might not be too much of an issue, but I'd personally store my more important backups in an alternate location.

http://www.kingston.com/us/flash/caring_for_your_flash_memory

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Juniortrd (author)verbatin012015-03-20

You could probably do something similar with one of those silver esd bags if you happen to have one lying around

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moddy (author)Juniortrd2015-03-20

I think that's a great idea. If I had one of those I would have tried it in the sealer just to do it.

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moddy (author)moddy2015-04-20

Data is still retrievable so far.

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moddy (author)verbatin012015-03-20

I will just have report back after some use. If I can find an anti static bag to put them in I could try that too.

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verbatin01 (author)2015-03-21

great combo! I love that you both just combined your superpowers!

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moddy (author)verbatin012015-03-21

Thank you. I was actually using the device as it was intended, for food. I saw the opportunity to use the sealer for a much needed way to keep my chips together.

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