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Arduino Yún Shield Adds Ethernet and WiFi to Arduino Boards for $50

You can now add WiFi to Arduino for about $3 thanks to ESP8266, and it’s been long possible to add Ethernet with ENC28J60 module now selling for the same $3. Alternatively, if you want some a little more powerful, you could also use IoT modules running OpenWrt such as a $30 WrtNode or $13 LinkIt Smart 7688 both capable of supporting Ethernet with some hacks. But if you’ve been used to Arduino Yun, have a few spare Arduino boards, or simply think the other solutions are just too cheap, Arduino LLC has just launched Arduino/Genuino Yún Shield for $49.90 / 43.90 Euros.Arduino_Yun_Shield Arduino Yún Shield specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 MIPS WiSoC @ 400 MHz
  • System Memory – 64 MB DDR2
  • Storage – 16 MB flash
  • Connectivity – 10/100 M and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host port
  • Board interfacing – SPI and HW Serial
  • Misc – 5 LEDs (WiFi, Power, Ethernet, Activity and User); Reset shield and config reset buttons
  • Operating Voltage – 3.3V

The shield is compatible with Arduino Uno, Zero, 101, Diecimila, Due, Duemilanove, Leonardo, and Mega2560 boards.

Genuino_Yun_ShieldThe Yún Shield run OpenWrt-Yun and uses the Bridge library just like Arduino Yún board. You can find all details including documentation, hardware design files, and Arduino IDE on Arduino Yún Shield wiki.

  1. May 12th, 2016 at 10:23 | #1

    no one has made the encore chip working on the esp?

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