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Community => Products and Services => Topic started by: Johnny D on Nov 02, 2012, 02:16 pm

Title: WIFI Shield for Arduino
Post by: Johnny D on Nov 02, 2012, 02:16 pm
We wanted to share this with everyone: we are announcing a new WIFI shield for the Arduino.  The shield is based on the Gainspan GS1011 module.  The shield is fully assembled and comes with pins 10-13 jumpered, but if those conflict with something else on your project, you can re-jumper the communications pins to 4-7. 

We worked out an extensive library with a bunch of examples to make getting started easy, with twitter, webserver and client, and TCP/IP, WEP, WPA2 examples already worked out as well as a library to use some of the more common functions.

You can see the shield homepage here:  http://www.dexterindustries.com/Arduino-WIFI_Shield.html
And you can see the wiki we setup, with examples, here:  http://dexterindustries.com/manual/arduino-shields/arduino-wifi-shield

The shield costs $75.
(http://dexterindustries.com/images/tn_1_WIFI_Shield_Mega.jpg) (http://dexterindustries.com/manual/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/6_5_WIFI_Shield_Alone-150x150.jpg)
I would love to hear your thoughts!
Title: Re: WIFI Shield for Arduino
Post by: Cerin on Jan 23, 2013, 03:08 pm
The much lower price than the "official" wifi shield (and actually being in stock) makes it attractive, but honestly, I'll probably never buy one because of its lack of top headers. Using that shield means you can't use any other shield, which is a deal breaker for a lot of projects.
Title: Re: WIFI Shield for Arduino
Post by: Johnny D on Jan 23, 2013, 04:17 pm
That's a good point.  We'll try to update that. 
Title: Re: WIFI Shield for Arduino
Post by: MichaelMeissner on Jan 23, 2013, 04:24 pm

The much lower price than the "official" wifi shield (and actually being in stock) makes it attractive, but honestly, I'll probably never buy one because of its lack of top headers. Using that shield means you can't use any other shield, which is a deal breaker for a lot of projects.

Well, it depends.  You could presumably mount other shields that have a header underneath the wifi shield.  Or you can use something like Mixup to route different shields to different pins: http://smartmaker.com/en/shields/54-mix-up-universal-router-for-arduino.html (http://smartmaker.com/en/shields/54-mix-up-universal-router-for-arduino.html)
Title: Re: WIFI Shield for Arduino
Post by: Starboard_tech on Jan 23, 2013, 04:48 pm
@Cerin

The pictures above are of an older version of this hardware.  Our most recent version, the only version we currently sell, now features headers.

We plan on updating the site with new pictures, but for now I can offer these:

(http://i.imgur.com/dfS6LEjl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PYgwzBBl.jpg)
Title: Re: WIFI Shield for Arduino
Post by: Cerin on Jan 23, 2013, 04:54 pm

@Cerin

The pictures above are of an older version of this hardware.  Our most recent version, the only version we currently sell, now features headers.



Thanks for the correction.