Arduino enthusiasts that are looking to create Internet of Things projects, may be interested in the Arduino and Genuino Yún Shield which is now available to purchase priced at $49.90 or €43.90. Allowing users to easily add Yún features to Arduino and Genuino boards.
The Yún Shield extends the functionality of the Arduino development boards by enabling the addition of a powerful Linux based system, that can be used to create a variety of advanced network connections and applications for the Internet of Things and more.
Specifications of the Yún Shield include :
Processor – Atheros AR9331
Architecture – MIPS @400MHz
Operating Voltage – 3.3V
Ethernet – IEEE 802.3 10/100Mbit/s
WiFi – IEEE 802.11b/g/n
USB – Type-A 2.0 Host
RAM – 64 MB DDR2
Flash Memory – 16 MB
Board interfacing – SPI and HW Serial
The Arduino website explains more about the features of the Arduino Yún Shield ?:
It’s the perfect shield to start connecting your projects to the Internet thanks to the Yún Web Panel and the dedicated ”YunFirstConfig” sketch. This new feature, implemented in the new Arduino Software (IDE) 1.6.9, allows you to manage your shield preferences and upload your sketch on the attached Arduino or Genuino. Like the previous Yún board, the Yún Shield uses the Bridge library and extends your board capabilities using the Linux processor.
The new Yún family runs the latest version of OpenWRT (15.05 Chaos Calmer), which offers an additional layer of security and a large amount of bug fixes over previous Yún distribution. The precompiled package list is huge (we have more than 4,000 packages ready to be installed), and if you still can’t find what you are looking for, you can use the community provided repositories since the new release is fully modular (not a fork).
Jump over to the official Arduino online store for full details, specifications and the ability to order via the link below.
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