Micro SD Card Slot Module, SPI Serial Peripheral Interface (TF card compatible)

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The micro-SD Card Module is a simple solution for transferring data to and from a standard SD card. The pin out is directly compatible with Arduino, but can also be used with other microcontrollers. It allows you to add mass storage and data logging to your project.

This module has SPI interface which is compatible with any sd card and it use 5V or 3.3V power supply which is compatible with Arduino UNO/Mega.

SD module has various applications such as data logger, audio, video, graphics. This module will greatly expand the capability an Arduino can do with their poor limited memory.

Features:

  • Supports micro SD card (<=2G), micro SDHC card (<=32G) (high-speed card)
  • Level conversion circuit board that can interface level is 5V or 3.3V
  • Power supply is 3.3V ~ 5V, 3.3V voltage regulator circuit board
  • Communication interface is a standard SPI interface
  • 4 M2 screw positioning holes for easy installation
  • Size: 4.1 x 2.4cm

 

Connect SD Card Module with Arduino 

In this example we connect an SD card to our Arduino, we will log analog readings to a file on the SD card.

Enter the following sketch in Arduino IDE then upload it. If you open your Arduino serial monitor you will be able to see the progress.

#include <SD.h> //SD library comes with Arduino IDE
const int chipSelect = 4;

void setup()
{
  Serial.begin(9600);
  while (!Serial) {
    ; // wait for serial port to connect.
  }
  Serial.print(“Initializing SD card…”);
  pinMode(10, OUTPUT);
 
  //iniot SD card
  if (!SD.begin(chipSelect))
  {
    Serial.println(“Card failed, or not present”);
    return;
  }
  Serial.println(“card initialized.”);
}
 
void loop()
{
  String dataString = “”;
 
  // read three sensors and append to the string
  for (int analogPin = 0; analogPin < 3; analogPin++)
  {
     int sensor = analogRead(analogPin);
     dataString += String(sensor);
     if (analogPin < 2)
     {
       dataString += “,”;
     }
   }
 
  // open the file.
  File dataFile = SD.open(“data.txt”, FILE_WRITE);
 
  // if the file is available, write to it:
  if (dataFile)
  {
     dataFile.println(dataString);
     dataFile.close();
  }
  // if the file isn’t open
  else
  {
     Serial.println(“error opening data.txt”);
  }
}

Libraries

The default Arduino library for SD card is huge! With the example read/write sketch, when compiled it’s 13690 Bytes which is half of the available flash space on an Arduino pro mini!

So if you are tight in sketch space, it’s a good idea to find a smaller library. Depends on the SD cards you have and the format you want to use, you have these options.

FAT32 Format (larger than 2GB card)

FAT16 Format (smaller than 2GB card)

I haven’t tested all of these libraries, so do your research and test them before using it.

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