If you’ve got a PI 2 or B+ with a broken SD card slot (the locking spring sometimes doesn’t do too well) then don’t bin it. Make this muzzle to hold the SD card in place.
The muzzle sits on top of the PI with a block extending below to stop the SD card being pushed out.
If you’re using a frame mount (my photos show a VESA spider mount) then I advise using slightly longer bolts. Fix the PI to the frame with nuts, then fix the muzzle loosely. Insert the SD card then fix the muzzle properly onto the other bolt.
Check the card is properly held in place before powering the PI up.
You can also use this thing on newer PIs to make sure the SD card doesn’t get dislodged.
Two STLs are included. One is a thin version where the muzzle is fixed directly to the PI. The other has an allowance for a nut to held hold the PI onto your mount.
SCAD file is also included if you want to add the code to your own PI mount. [0,0,0] is mid way between the mounting holes on the upper face of the PCB.
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.