Arduino Wifi Shield Expectancy Date (was late Oct.)

Just wondering when we can expect this?

Was said to be late October.

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im also curious to the expected release date. as well as the release date for the Due.

I'm also waiting for this.

This shield has appeared. http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoWirelessShield However, it is not the one they had shown before on the flyer. Notable, this is one for the ZigBee chips.

Continuing my hardware research I found this new Wifi Shield

called Arduino Wifi 2.1 b/g/n at

http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=548

which supports Enterprise wireless, which is what I have been in search of all along. The documentation on page 28

http://www.dfrobot.com/image/data/TEL0047/WizFi210%20datasheet%20V101.pdf

of the pdf, shows everything I wanted it to be able to do. So I ordered one. Will let everyone know my thoughts when I get it in.

Interesting to note, on the page it says the company lays claim to being the "first 802.11 b/g/n wifi shield in the Arduino market".

I am also interested in getting one of the new Arduino WiFi Shields. I like the "maximum level of hackability to the user" mentioned here: http://arduino.cc/blog/2011/09/17/arduino-launches-new-products-in-maker-faire/

Any news regarding availability? I'd like to migrate these projects from WiShield to it: http://svbreakaway.info/tp.php#cc-6mar http://svbreakaway.info/tp.php#hwrc

Mike

I'm waiting on these as well. I contacted them awhile back and they said end of December. Hopefully they wont cost too much.

Is there an 'official' place or webpage we should watch for the announcement of the Due and the wifi shield?

Why wait? The $10 XBee shield from SeeedStudio does everything the wifi shield does (except for the SD card), and it also lets you switch the XBee module from hardware serial to software serial via pins 11 and 12 so you can debug your code via serial.print() while running the XBee module via newSoftSerial. It works with XBee compatible Zigbee modules and WiFi 802.11b/g modules.

I've posted about this on about three different threads in the last couple of days; its almost like no one knows about this low cost shield. I've used it with standard digi XBee modules and with the Roving Networks RX-VN wifly module. Being able to switch the module to USB means you can configure it using the serial USB interface on the Arduino (i.e. using the serial monitor), so no need to buy an Xbee explorer.

Why wait? The $10 XBee shield from SeeedStudio does everything the wifi shield does (except for the SD card), and it also lets you switch the XBee module from hardware serial to software serial via pins 11 and 12 so you can debug your code via serial.print() while running the XBee module via newSoftSerial. It works with XBee compatible Zigbee modules and WiFi 802.11b/g modules.

Well, the $10 XBee shield with the $35 WiFi chip does. Without it, the $10 shield is an ice scraper.

That’s correct Paul, just like the WiFi shield above is an icescraper without a nice $35 wifi module. :slight_smile: I have a feeling the $10 XBee shield is quite a bit cheaper than the WiFi + SD shield, and it doesn’t look like the WiFi shield offers a soft serial option.

Any news regarding availability? I’d like to migrate these projects from WiShield to it:
Tech Projects
Tech Projects

Just to follow up, I picked up a WiFly shield and migrated one of my projects to it. It is a little remote controller (iPod/iPhone/etc) for the Pin 13 LED on the Arduino board. Hopefully of interest is that it
(1) runs on Arduino 1.0
(2) I believe uses AJAX techniques
(3) includes the option to flash “Hello World” on the LED in Morse Code :-).

The download is here:

and my blurb on it (with a little demo) is here:
http://svbreakaway.info/tp.php#hwrc

Mike