Introduction: SD Card Adapter

This Instructable tells you how to make an SD adapter which will enable you to add up to 2GB of memory to your microcontroller projects. It includes a card inserted LED and is used in SPI mode.

A kit inluding all the parts necessary to build the SD Card Adapter can be purchased here. If you wish to do so, you can also make your own version without purchasing the designated kit, but getting the SD card slot may be challenging, as there are many different versions. Purchasing the kit, however, provides much greater support if you have any problems or questions.

This project requires approximately 30 minutes to assemble, and some parts may be a bit challenging to the beginner in soldering.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them in the designated area below.

Without further adieu, plug in your soldering iron and get all the parts together. For those of you who are building your own version, check the link given above and on the bottom left you will find an option that says "parts list." Selecting that will show a menu of all the parts required to make it.

Step 1: The Hard Part First....

This is one of the hardest parts of the project because it requires some "surface mount soldering." (note the quotations) Now, follow the steps shown in the image notes in order to get the SD slot on your PCB.

Step 2: Wires, Wires, and More Wires!

Now that you have your SD card slot on your pcb, you have about 15 or so jumper wires to solder. Again, follow the steps shown on the pictures to assemble the project.

Step 3: The Final Four

Only four more components to solder! To finish it up, follow the steps in the image notes.

Step 4: Finished!

You now have a fully assembled SD card adapter that will add extra memory to your projects! If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to add them in the comments.

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