Connect with us

Memory Stick Programming

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by David Milne, Jul 9, 2003.

Scroll to continue with content
  1. David Milne

    David Milne Guest

    In the June 2002 issue of Circuit Cellar a series of articles
    were started which introduced Smart Media, and how to read from and
    write to it using a PIC.

    This link also gives a description
  2. **I have a Memory Stick PCMCIA adapter. When I use it, the computer 'thinks'
    it is just another hard disk drive. I have not tried to write data other
    than the regular jpeg files. I also have a floppy adapter and a USB adapter.
    If I get the time, I'll see what sort of data I can write to the Memory
  3. how do the floppy adapters work?
  4. John G

    John G Guest

    "> how do the floppy adapters work?

    Just fine thanks.
  5. no i mean, how exactly do they work. how is the head controled, how does it
    get handled. i don't understand the workings of these things. i want to
  6. **That was a flippant answer. Here's my best guess as to their operation:

    The adapter is self-powered (a small lithium battery). Obviously there are
    the appropriate connections and electronics to read the Memory Stick. I
    would assume that the device has some kind of magnetic 'head' which
    transfers the signal to the floppy drive head. Since the sensitivity of the
    floppy drive head is high, very little power is required to transfer the
  7. Foley U. Matthews. there | I believe in : Paying NO voluntary taxes, i.e.
    are no e's in my true email | Lotteries, Gambling... The Executive Producer
    Visit the Ellen Foley Info | is to blame!... and perhaps, Love (is/can be) | "Fully expecting to be Hurt!"
  8. Alan Peake

    Alan Peake Guest

    Hi All,
    Does anyone know how to write data to a memory stick/flash disk/smart
    media/etc. card? I have a data logger that I made to run in my PC but as I am
    now on solar power, I'd like to make it stand-alone. The idea is to write the
    data (generated each minute) into one of these memory cards and then use a
    card reader to upload the data into the PC once a week or so. Actually, with
    cards upwards of 16MB, I can just about store a year's worth of data - IF I
    can find a way of writing to it.
  9. Alan Peake

    Alan Peake Guest

    In the June 2002 issue of Circuit Cellar a series of articles
    Thanks for that David, I'll have a look.
Ask a Question
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Electronics Point Logo
Continue to site
Quote of the day