Anyone looking for a small development board based on the Arduino platform that is also equipped with wireless connectivity, may be interested in the Arachnio created by Logos Electromechanical.
The Arachnio is open source small form factor board and has been created to provide a compact yet rugged board to allow developers and makers to take the Internet of Things everywhere. Watch the video below to learn more.
Features of the Arduino based Arachnio development board include :
– Integrated WiFi — No extra parts to buy or integrate — just load an easy-to-use library and connect to the Internet! The ESP8266EX WiFi chip on the Arachnio works beautifully with the Arduino core.
– Small and light — The Arachnio is only 50 mm long, 18 mm wide, and weighs less than 10 grams with headers installed.
– Rugged — Due to its small size, light weight, and the robustness of the Atmega32u4 processor, it’s hard to kill.
– Low power draw — In deep sleep with the power LED removed, current consumption is below 50 microamps on a single Li-Po cell.
– Arduino Micro pinout — The Arachnio uses the same pinout as the Arduino Micro and is only very slightly larger in order to accommodate the integrated antenna.
– Breadboard compatible — Standard 0.1″ headers enable you to plug directly into a breadboard for easy prototyping.
– Fully open source — everything including the board layout and the network stack is open source.
For more information on the new Arachnio jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below and make a pledge from $25 to be one of the very first to own one.