Seeeduino film work with Seeeduino SD card shield

i have tried to get Seeeduino film v1.0 work with a third-party SD shield (adafruit) and it failed. Now i have a SD shield from Seeeduino but still failed to work with Seeeduino film. the Arduino serial monitor keeping printing out “Initializing SD card…” and for ever.

Is there really a solution to get Seeeduino work with a SD card? I have no issue to get SD shields work with UNO but not Seeeduino. the sample codes are listed below:
SD card test

This example shows how use the utility libraries on which the’
SD library is based in order to get info about your SD card.
Very useful for testing a card when you’re not sure whether its working or not.

The circuit:

  • SD card attached to SPI bus as follows:
    ** MOSI - pin 11 on Arduino Uno/Duemilanove/Diecimila
    ** MISO - pin 12 on Arduino Uno/Duemilanove/Diecimila
    ** CLK - pin 13 on Arduino Uno/Duemilanove/Diecimila
    ** CS - depends on your SD card shield or module

created 28 Mar 2011
by Limor Fried
// include the SD library:
#include <SD.h>

// set up variables using the SD utility library functions:
Sd2Card card;
SdVolume volume;
SdFile root;

// change this to match your SD shield or module;
// Arduino Ethernet shield: pin 4
// Adafruit SD shields and modules: pin 10
// Sparkfun SD shield: pin 8
const int chipSelect = 10;

void setup()
Serial.print("\nInitializing SD card…");
// On the Ethernet Shield, CS is pin 4. It’s set as an output by default.
// Note that even if it’s not used as the CS pin, the hardware SS pin
// (10 on most Arduino boards, 53 on the Mega) must be left as an output
// or the SD library functions will not work.
pinMode(10, OUTPUT); // change this to 53 on a mega

// we’ll use the initialization code from the utility libraries
// since we’re just testing if the card is working!
if (!card.init(SPI_HALF_SPEED, chipSelect)) {
Serial.println(“initialization failed. Things to check:”);
Serial.println("* is a card is inserted?");
Serial.println("* Is your wiring correct?");
Serial.println("* did you change the chipSelect pin to match your shield or module?");
} else {
Serial.println(“Wiring is correct and a card is present.”);

// print the type of card
Serial.print("\nCard type: ");
switch(card.type()) {

// Now we will try to open the ‘volume’/‘partition’ - it should be FAT16 or FAT32
if (!volume.init(card)) {
Serial.println(“Could not find FAT16/FAT32 partition.\nMake sure you’ve formatted the card”);

// print the type and size of the first FAT-type volume
uint32_t volumesize;
Serial.print("\nVolume type is FAT");
Serial.println(volume.fatType(), DEC);

volumesize = volume.blocksPerCluster(); // clusters are collections of blocks
volumesize *= volume.clusterCount(); // we’ll have a lot of clusters
volumesize *= 512; // SD card blocks are always 512 bytes
Serial.print("Volume size (bytes): ");
Serial.print("Volume size (Kbytes): ");
volumesize /= 1024;
Serial.print("Volume size (Mbytes): ");
volumesize /= 1024;

Serial.println("\nFiles found on the card (name, date and size in bytes): ");

// list all files in the card with date and size | LS_DATE | LS_SIZE);

void loop(void) {


Seeeduino Film(Filmuino) is Atmega168 based, Adafruit latest SD library is not support Atmega168 any more.
Please refer to this page to make it run with Filmuino.