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Recording data diurect to a SD card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ecowarrior, 16 Feb 2015.

  1. ecowarrior

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    I have a data logger that needs a windows PC to store the data via a USB lead. Is there a gizmo that just does this without the need of a laptop? ie something small that the USB plugs into that just records the data onto a sd card or even on to itself?
     
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    eco Google 'usb to sd card adapter' there are plenty out there but if it will do what you want, or compatible, don't know.
     
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    No, there's really nothing else you can use. It needs a USB host and, I imagine, their software. You're stuck with that.

    Those are devices, not hosts....
     
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    Rasberry pi?

    Don't ask me how....
     
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    Im not to sure what hosts & devices means but the ones I have seen on ebay etc are for putting information in rather than getting information out (if that makes sense) they cost a fiver - so cant possibly replace a laptop?
     
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    i need a teeny weeny laptop - without a screen & keyboard :confused:
     
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    :?: :oops: :LOL:
     
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    Someone I know was going on about using Raspberry pi's as mini computers (apparently you can install Linux on it). I think it will do what you want and only draws a watt or so.

    But my knowledge of them and programming only extends as far as knowing they exist and can be used for your purpose.

    /maybe not very helpful.
     
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    You could probably get it working on Pi or maybe even an Arduino but it'll be a lot of quite techy work. Probably easier to pick up a cheap 2nd hand laptop or a new data logger that has storage built in.
     
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