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.
WiFi CC3000 Module: https://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/486