The Netduino and other .NET Micro boards don’t seem to get much love, but that doesn’t mean they’re not able to use one of the coolest chips we’ve seen in a while. [Valkyrie] has written a driver for TI’s new CC3000 all-in-one WiFi chip, giving any .NET micro device a very small and very cheap WiFi connection.
A while back, [Chris Magagna] created a TI CC3000 library for the Arduino. [Valkyrie] fell out of his chair when he saw that post, as it meant the .NET Micro devices such as the Netduino could finally use this device. With a TI Launchpad and a logic analyzer, [Valkyrie] recorded all the SPI commands and responses eventually reconstructing the entire library.
As for how useful this is without any hardware, There’s already a CC3000 Gadgeteer module available from GHI Electronics.
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Well, I can’t speak for GHI, but the GHI cc3000 module is in “Preview” (aka. limited production) while it is tested. I do have one, and it does work, but there are some changes that need to be made before release.
Perhaps a dotnetaday.com site is in order. Specially optimized for internet explorer..
Shhhh! don’t give them that idea!
I find your lack of faith disturbing.
anyone try against the adafruit breakout?
Yes. It works fine with the Adafruit board. The only thing is, make sure you power it with a good 5 VDC supply; I found that the IRQ voltage was not high enough to be detected as an interrupt without using 5 VDC.
excellent! it is exciting to have a low cost wifi option.
now if the Netduino team will get a workflow that doesn’t revolve around M$ and the crappiest IDE ever devised.. I’ll have a reason to hack on my n1
40 bucks is not a cheap option…
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