[Noisebridge-discuss] Raspberry Pi project

hol at gaskill.com hol at gaskill.com
Fri Nov 14 19:05:42 UTC 2014


all the technology is there, you just need to put together the pieces
you want. for me the biggest learning curve with RPi was (and still is)
navigating an obscure linux distribution having grown up with windows
 A simple program could be made using a usb-sd adapter and a usb-sata
adapter and a script that copies the files over. you can use GPIO pins
to provide a singel copy button, and maybe an LED indicator to show that
the files have copied. 

This tutorial might be a good place to start: 


good luck! 

On 2014-11-14 10:09, Torrie Fischer wrote: 

> For a prototype, yeah, using an RPI would be the sweet spot.
> If you want to build hardware that is dedicated to just SD to external 
> harddrive transfer and just getting started in hardware, you probably don't 
> want to jump in head-first with building a board with full embedded linux on 
> it. You'd be able to make the thing super cheap with less overhead than full 
> linux with:
> * Some microcontroller
> * An SD card socket
> * SATA socket
> * Implementing SATA and MMC either through another chip or implementing 
> directly on the microcontroller.
> After that you'll stare longingly at the OMAP 5912 and get caught with the bug 
> of embedded electronics engineering.
> Here's some teaser links to get you moving:
> https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/pls/simplified_specs/part1_410.pdf [1]
> http://www.ti.com/lit/ug/spru765a/spru765a.pdf [2]
> On Friday, November 14, 2014 09:15:07 AM Danny Leavitt wrote:
>> Hi everyone, I just joined the mailing list, so hopefully a post like this is ok to the list. I'd like to start a project to transfer data from an SD card to an external hard drive. I'm a programmer and have never worked with hardware before. With a little research it looks like the Raspberry Pi B might be my best bet (2 USB I/Os, Linux and memory for buffer during the data transfer. Would this be the best choice? Anyone with experience manufacturing have an idea what it would vaguely cost to mass produce something like this with embedded linux and 2 USBs? Also, are Raspberry Pi Bs available for purchase at Noisebridge? If not, anywhere in the city I can buy one? Danny
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[1] https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/pls/simplified_specs/part1_410.pdf
[2] http://www.ti.com/lit/ug/spru765a/spru765a.pdf
[3] https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss
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