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micro sd to sd card extension

Postby New Passion » 2015-Mar-Sun-12-Mar

Hi,

I have been looking at a way to print without my computer tethered to the printer. I know you can buy the lcd, but I wanted to try the micro sd slot, but it is very inconvenient to get to. I seen an extension cable that plugs into the micro sd slot on the printer and allows you to plug in a standard sd card in the other end. Here is a link to one, there are many more out there. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-SD-Male-t ... 258d54e1cb

Will this work ??
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Re: micro sd to sd card extension

Postby musk » 2015-Mar-Sun-12-Mar

I've tried one that looked identical to that ebay link, but it didn't work:
http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/6192 ... 3589083397

But I've got three of these and they work great:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/SD-to-TF ... 61833.html
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Re: micro sd to sd card extension

Postby New Passion » 2015-Mar-Sun-13-Mar

Thanks musk, I just ordered one.
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Re: micro sd to sd card extension

Postby thawkins » 2015-Mar-Sun-13-Mar

New Passion wrote:Hi,

I have been looking at a way to print without my computer tethered to the printer. I know you can buy the lcd, but I wanted to try the micro sd slot, but it is very inconvenient to get to. I seen an extension cable that plugs into the micro sd slot on the printer and allows you to plug in a standard sd card in the other end. Here is a link to one, there are many more out there. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-SD-Male-t ... 258d54e1cb

Will this work ??


Without the lcd, i dont think there is anyway to start an sdcard print unless you are tethered.

There is technicaly a mechanism simular to the autorun.inf on marlin, i will dig and get some details.
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Re: micro sd to sd card extension

Postby 2Mylent » 2015-Mar-Sun-17-Mar

Avec métalliques simples Printrbot pour exécution automatique SD Card: le nom de fichier est impérativement "auto0.g"
Source des informations: Printrbot.com
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Re: micro sd to sd card extension

Postby New Passion » 2015-Mar-Mon-22-Mar

Is there a certain sd card that you have to use ie. 2 GB or will a 32GB or 64GB work, and do I have to format the card to fat32 or some other format ?? I understand I have to put the file in the root directory and name it auto0.gcode. Thanks for the help.
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Re: micro sd to sd card extension

Postby thawkins » 2015-Mar-Tue-01-Mar

New Passion wrote:Is there a certain sd card that you have to use ie. 2 GB or will a 32GB or 64GB work, and do I have to format the card to fat32 or some other format ?? I understand I have to put the file in the root directory and name it auto0.gcode. Thanks for the help.


marlin cant handle sdxc, so its best to stick to 2GB or 4GB cards, fat16 or fat32 are ok.

Note: once the printer has printed auto0.g it starts looking for auto1.g etc etc. So the only way to get it to print auto0.g again is to powercycle it or reset the board and force marlin to reload.
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Re: micro sd to sd card extension

Postby New Passion » 2015-Mar-Tue-11-Mar

Thanks thawkins. When you say reset the board, are you referring to the little black push button on the board, and do I reset it with the power on. I am not sure what you mean when you say powercycle it. If I turned the power supply off after the print finished would this make Marlin reset so I could use auto0.gcode on the next print or would I still have to push the black button to reset the board, if that is the reset switch ( I am assuming it is). Thanks for your patience for a newbie.
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Re: micro sd to sd card extension

Postby 2Mylent » 2015-Mar-Tue-12-Mar

New Passion wrote: I could use auto0.gcode

Printrbot say: "auto0.g" not "auto0.gcode"
But i have not tested, my fingers are too big to put on and remove the micro sd card :mrgreen:
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Re: micro sd to sd card extension

Postby orangefurball » 2015-Mar-Tue-17-Mar

thawkins wrote:
New Passion wrote:Is there a certain sd card that you have to use ie. 2 GB or will a 32GB or 64GB work, and do I have to format the card to fat32 or some other format ?? I understand I have to put the file in the root directory and name it auto0.gcode. Thanks for the help.


marlin cant handle sdxc, so its best to stick to 2GB or 4GB cards, fat16 or fat32 are ok.

Note: once the printer has printed auto0.g it starts looking for auto1.g etc etc. So the only way to get it to print auto0.g again is to powercycle it or reset the board and force marlin to reload.


I use a 32GB SDXC card in mine, although it's in a microSD > full size SD adapter. Not sure if that makes a difference.
2Mylent wrote:
New Passion wrote: I could use auto0.gcode

Printrbot say: "auto0.g" not "auto0.gcode"
But i have not tested, my fingers are too big to put on and remove the micro sd card :mrgreen:

.g and .gcode are the same iirc
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Re: micro sd to sd card extension

Postby New Passion » 2015-Mar-Tue-17-Mar

Thanks orangefurball, I have some sd cards laying around for my digital camera, they vary from 2 GB to 4 GB to 16 GB. I think I will wait until my micro sd to sd extension comes in that I ordered and go from there, but still not sure about the reset of the board after printing that thawkins mentioned earlier.
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Re: micro sd to sd card extension

Postby orangefurball » 2015-Mar-Tue-18-Mar

New Passion wrote:Thanks orangefurball, I have some sd cards laying around for my digital camera, they vary from 2 GB to 4 GB to 16 GB. I think I will wait until my micro sd to sd extension comes in that I ordered and go from there, but still not sure about the reset of the board after printing that thawkins mentioned earlier.

Basically what he means is, if you have an "auto0.g" file on your printer and you finish the print, it will not print "auto0.g" again because it will be looking for "auto1.g"

So if you want to print 2 "auto0.g" files, just simply hit the reset button after it is finished. It will then start searching for "auto0.g" again instead of "auto1.g"

The reset button is located here on the Printrboard

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Re: micro sd to sd card extension

Postby New Passion » 2015-Mar-Tue-19-Mar

Ok I now I understand. Thanks for all your help
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Re: micro sd to sd card extension

Postby deandzines » 2017-Nov-Sat-12-Nov

TEM Products sells them on Tindie. Do a search for "microSD extension cord"

They are small microSD-to-microSD extensions. 3.5" long
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