I have a project running on an arduino nano, and as part of it, I'd like to read from and write to a microSD card. My problem is that the microSD shield for it doesn't fit my form factor (think slightly larger than a pen; definitely handheld).
I've purchased a PJS008-2003-0, and I'm wondering, assuming I have the soldering chops, is there any real reason I can't connect this directly? What does the breakout board get me other than nicer connection points and a blinking light? Do the example SD sketches rely on anything the shield provides, or will they work for me?