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Set your Arduino free with wifino

[Tod] wrote in to tell us about his latest project. It’s called wifino, and aims to set your Arduino free by offering a web-based IDE, online storage for your Arduino sketches, and even WiFi enabled hardware to upload sketches wirelessly.

The wifino was conceived with the same train of thought as the codebender IDE we saw earlier this week. Instead of only providing a web-based programming environment, the wifino works in conjunction with wifino hardware, meaning you can upload sketches over a wireless connection.

On the software side of things, the wifino IDE features code editing, compiling, and uploading right from a browser. There are plans for a github-style interface in the works, allowing for the easy sharing of Arduino sketches from makers around the world.

[Tod] is planning on getting a Kickstarter underway in the next few weeks to get the wifino boards out into the wild. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any info or specs that come our way.

You can check out [Tod] uploading code from the Windows and iOS clients after the break.



Comments

  1. David S says:

    Would you be able to read the serial data on a networked computer?

  2. Tom G says:

    What sort of price point will this come in at?

    I’m always put off using wifi with arduino projects due to the high cost…… ~$50 for a wifi shield which is around 2 – 3 times more than the arduino….

  3. Zee says:

    Can this beat a raspberryPi+wifi dongle setup in price? If not it’s pointless.

  4. vic says:

    I’m intrigued by the web IDE and the claim that the compiling and code storage will be done “in the cloud”. That’s not cheap to operate this kind of feature. How will this be funded, will there be a subscription ? The website is a little light on pricing details for now. Wait and see :-)

  5. Bogdan says:

    You can never beat a cheap router like the tl-wr703n ….

    then, honestly, how many people would actually want to program an arduino on a beach?

  6. Andrew says:

    Can’t help but be off topic, but that is the XP Rolling Hills background they used for the clouds…

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