If you require an SD card interface for your Arduino project I highly recommend purchasing an Arduino with one built-in. It took three attempts to get an SD card interface added to my basic Arduino Mega:
- A very cheap generic (“LC Studio”) break out module that seemed to work intermittently at best;
- A cheap shield (linksprite SD Card Shield v1.0b) – not compatible with the Mega (it does not state this on the packaging but if you search the documentation on their website it clearly states this, I should have done my research first);
- And finally, a not so cheap Ethernet plus SD card shield (Freetronics) that worked without a hitch.
I would have been better off spending the extra coin on a Mega with the SD card interface built-in and reclaiming most of my weekend…
In no particular order, my 2019 targets are:
- Wedge-tailed Shearwater (unsure how I have avoided this one)
- Sooty Tern
- Eurasian Curlew (simply because there is one nearby)
- Black-eared Cuckoo
- Southern Scrub-robin
- Gilbert’s Whistler
- Australian Owlet-nightjar
- Australian Little Bittern (Herdsman Lake looking good)
- Barn Swallow (suspect I will need to upgrade my ID skills a bit for this)
- Shy Heathwren
- Rufous Fieldwren
I’ve finally updated my iPad from an original iPad Mini (64GB) to a new iPad 6th Generation (128GB). The old iPad Mini was struggling with software updates and would not run the latest iOS. I’ve paired the new iPad with a Logitech Slim Folio iPad Keyboard Case.
This blog post was created on the new kit. I’ll post updates and reviews as I go.