Thanks for our open-minded and active community of over 14,000 users so far, we have been able to work together closely on creating many exciting solutions. The latest one is a low-cost WiFi module based on CC3000. Of course this was suggested by many members and we created a Gadgeteer module to host it. As we already have our own WiFi support in premium libs and we are very busy with some new major product releases, we are handing over the hardware testing and driver development to the community. We have created few boards and we will be providing these free of charge to select members, those who can help in developing the drivers for this module.
There is no set date for producing these modules. It is up the community to complete the development and decide when this module is production-worthy.
The price is expected to be under $40 when we go in production, which is half what the exiting offer cost. The lower cost may bring fewer capabilities but for those with simple needs, like sensor data, the low cost is an excellent choice.
@ Gus - Fantastic. I have started on a Managed driver for the CC3000. I’m sure there are some folks that will try to integrate the native code into the firmware. That could be a good way to go. But for those that want to help with a purely managed driver, just let me know and I will send you the code I have now. The goal for me is to have it published in Codeplex under an Apache license.
I could use help with the Smart Config commands, firmware update support for the CC3000, wifi network enumeration, and making sure the hardware is perfect.
Some skills folks should have…
It would be good to have folks with SPI experience and a logic analyzer.
Also, being able to read C++ source code because the TI samples are C++.
It’s a great initiative, but unless the final price is < $30 I don’t see the point.
The RN-XV WiFly is available for $35 and already has drivers, it’s also way more feature packed, with its own MCU , GPIO, HTTPClient and more…
@ andre.m - I’d like to use upnp on the devices, so I require some concurrent sockets on it and the UDP stuff and the admin web site stuff at least. I have to have a web server running, the more clients to better, but that’s only one socket, but permanently. To have something with webservices going at the same times requires some as well. But this is still to be made though do not have all the specs yet …
… I guess I’ll have to wait for the CC3000 in production state … ??