Going forward, my immediate priority will be to port the firmware upgrade code to Arduino because that will be of most use to most people.
I am also thinking about making my own breakout board, just one question: how did you solder the CC3000 chip to the board ? Did you do it by hand ? Thanks !
Hmm, their library wasn't fully working for me. I connected to the network fine, the DNS lookup checked out, but the test page never actually printed to the screen.
For me it does find the correct IP address, but it never actually prints anything out (not even the test page that is default for the example).
I've been doing some tests today. I have the same problem as you with my homemade board (firmware 1.10). The AdaFruit board and the TI CC3000EM board (both firmware 1.19) work fine, so my guess is AF's library doesn't work that well with the older firmware -- probably why some of their example code specifically tests for firmware rev.
These are both very informative documents on the use of termination resistors:http://www.ti.com/lit/an/scaa045a/scaa045a.pdfhttp://www.fairchildsemi.com/an/AN/AN-610.pdfMy circuit did not work with the CC3000 until I installed a thevenin termination scheme...