Main Site Documentation

FEZ Connect shield rumors


#1

I’ve seen a couple of threads about an impending ‘FEZ Connect shield’. Can one of you official GHI types provide details on what exactly it is? Also, if it does have ethernet, will it replace the (out of stock) Ethernet shield currently listed? Is there another shield/component that has the WIZnet W5100 chipset? Maybe from another vendor? [gasp]

Thanks!
Eric


#2

Yes FEZ Connect will replace Ethernet shield and more.

You can ge the Ethernet shield we used before from DFRobot
http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=Ethernet&category_id=0&description=1&model=1&product_id=52


#3

Of course if you’re not looking for a shield form-factor, you could just buy Wiz811/812 module and connect it yourself - I use an 812 on stripboard for all my prototype work, and when I want something more permanent I’ll put together a board in Eagle.