Arduino enthusiasts that are looking for a wireless shield to help build Arduino projects might be interested in the new edition to the Adafruit range of hardware in the form of the Arduino WiFi Shield 101 which is now available priced at $49.95.
Adafruit says that the Wifi Shield 101 is currently fully compatible and has been specifically designed to be used with the Arduino Zero board.
Although the WiFi shield does have basic compatibility with Arduino Uno but this is still under development and may caused a few issues depending on project. Adafruit explain a little more :
Arduino WiFi Shield 101 is the new IoT enabler shield based on the ATWINC1500 module, developed with ATMEL, that connects your Arduino to the internet wirelessly!
Connecting it to a WiFi network is simple, no further configuration in addition to the SSID and the password are required. The WiFi Shield 101 comes with an easy-to-use library that allow to connect you Arduino board to internet with few instructions. The WiFi Shield 101 also features a complete asymmetric (public/private) hardware key cryptographic signature solution that is an ultra secure method to provide key agreement for encryption/decryption, specifically designed for the IoT market.
The Arduino WiFi Shield 101 is now available to purchase from the Adafruit online store for $50.
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