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Arduino releases Wi-Fi-enabled board, no longer will hackers have to rely on clones or shields

Arduino debuts board with built-in Wi-Fi at this weekend's Maker Faire.

@tracehagan
Published Mon, May 20 2013 7:47 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

At this weekend's Maker Faire, Arduino released the new Arduino Yún. This new board features on-board Wi-Fi meaning you'll no longer have to rely on expensive shields or clones to have Wi-Fi in future prototyping boards. This is great news as Wi-Fi shields were often as expensive, or more so, than the Arduino itself.

Arduino releases Wi-Fi-enabled board, no longer will hackers have to rely on clones or shields | TweakTown.com

Interestingly enough, the new Arduion Yún utilizes both Linux and Arduino. Wi-Fi is handled by a small Linux-powered chip that takes care of sending and receiving HTTP. The Arduino side of things acts as normal. One of the major benefits from this is the ability to reprogram the Arduino via Wi-Fi, no USB required.

The board will set you back an estimated $69 and should start shipping at the end of June.

NEWS SOURCE:techcrunch.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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