Wifi to cheap RF bridge Idea

I have a yellow jacket winging it's way over from the good 'ol U.S of A right now that I intended to use for a specific project. However I've started thinking of lots of projects that could use it. Unfortunately at $55 a pop and weeks of waiting they're not practical to use lots of. So I started to think about combining one with a rx tx pair of RF boards. Then come up with some sort of comms scheme (or borrow one) to communicate with the end devices. Has anything like this already been done? I'd hate to be re-inventing the wheel.... It would mean that I could add wireless IP connectivity to any projects for £10 which would be great.

In terms of scheme I think for simplicity I'd start with a polling type implementation. Whereby nodes would only speak when spoken to.

Whereby nodes would only speak when spoken to.

This implies bi-directional communication.

So I started to think about combining one with a rx tx pair of RF boards...for £10

This implies uni-directional communication.

I think you will be disappointed.

The transmitter is £4 and the reciever is £6.... each device would have one of each. However I'm now considering http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=511 which although 50% more expensive would be much simpler to implement and generally a more robust solution.

It's too quiet - GM must be typing a long and scathing critique.

I am working on a board that combines WiFi with a cheap wireless module. It will allow you to access a network of cheap wireless modules over WiFi. The cheap wireless modules will be either attached to another Arduino or optionally combined with a cheaper processor and sensor.

Once I get closer to being finished I will have more details.

Check out the JeeNode:

http://cafe.jeelabs.net/lab/jn4/