[Noisebridge-discuss] Raspberry Pi project

Bacon Zombie baconzombie at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 19:00:09 UTC 2014

Have a look at the A10 is has a built in SATA connection.
On 14 Nov 2014 20:05, <hol at gaskill.com> wrote:

>  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 boxes.
>   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:
> http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Owncloud-dropbox-clone/
> 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.pdfhttp://www.ti.com/lit/ug/spru765a/spru765a.pdf
> 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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