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More components

June 10, 2011 1 comment

My wife surprised me recently with a few new additions to my electronics set. There have been a few components I was in the market to get and experiment with. These were the Ethernet shield, Wiichuck adapter and mechanical relay.

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Ethernet Shield

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The DFRduino Ethernet Board V2 (From http://www.DFRobot.com)

The shield I have is manufactured by DFRobotics called the “DFRduino Ethernet Shield V2” as an Ardunio Ethernet Shield clone. It has network capabilities and supports SD Card read/write. All official Arduino libraries work on this board.

Adding network capabilities to your existing Arduino comes at the expense of 4 digital pins (namely 10,11,12 and possibly 13) but is a small sacrifice if you can connect to the internet. This board also supports network connections up to 100Mb/s.

The shield stacks atop my Arduino Uno and feels like solid workmanship. The shield is compatible with the Uno, Dumlinove and Mega boards. Read more…