The Intel® Edison is an ultra small computing platform that will change the way you look at embedded electronics. Each Edison is packed with a huge amount of tech goodies into a tiny package while still providing the same robust strength of your go-to single board computer. Powered by the Intel® Atom™ SoC dual-core CPU and including an integrated WiFi, Bluetooth LE, and a 70-pin connector to attach a veritable slew of shield-like "Blocks" which can be stacked on top of each other. It's no wonder how this little guy is lowering the barrier of entry on the world of electronics!
The microSD Block equips your Edison with mass-storage capability, so you can use it for data-logging or other related projects. This board can be snapped onto your Edison for quick access to a microSD to store any data that can fit on your card.
If you are looking to add a little more stability to your Intel® Edison stack, check out this Hardware Pack. It will provide you with increased mechanical strength for stacking Blocks on your Edison!
If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.
Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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And doesn't need any configuration. Just plug it in, add an SD card, and your new filesystem is mounted for you.
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Plug and play, Excellent
Block is appropriately sized and easy to install. A design flaw I've noticed is that when combined with the Raspberry Pi header extension the USB power cable blocks this port from being used.
There are also problems with various cards (I'm looking at YOU Samsung) and the Edison:
which give "mmc1: error -110 whilst initialising SD card" (dmesg) when you try to use your card (EDIT: found this issue https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues/911 which may be related)
I only have one spare micro sd card around and it gives the above error.
Installation is a snap though. Literally! Both the snap of the head connector and the micro sd card into this unit are very satisfying.