[aprssig] APRS / Packet board for Arduino

Brian B. Riley brianbr at mac.com
Mon Jan 26 17:52:09 EST 2009

There is an ethernet shield board ($45 from SparkFun) for the original  
layout Arduino boards (NG, Diecimilia, and the 2009) and  libraries.

I have been fooling around with one in terms of using it with of the  
many Freeduino boards that do not follow the (IMHO) awkward footprint  
of the original Arduino. Works just fine the  ... connections are  
doable but awkward. (If I were writing a report card for the original  
Arduino, I would say "doesn't play well with others")

On Jan 26, 2009, at 5:23 AM, Dave Baxter wrote:

> Any of these things available with network (CAT5 TCP/IP)  
> connectivity built in?  (Even if only at 10mbps)   They'd be great  
> for shack remote control and home automation.
> 73.
> Dave G0WBX.
> From: Brian B. Riley [mailto:brianbr at mac.com]
> Sent: 24 January 2009 15:19
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS / Packet board for Arduino
>  I have been selling Freeduino (fully Arduino compatible alternative  
> systems) for coming up on two years now and watched the ham  
> percentage of my clientele rise from almost nothing to about  20%.  
> Its really is the next step up from the Basic Stamp/PICAXE world,  
> with far more power at your fingertips. The high level libraries in  
> existence for Arduino make it trivial to do many complex actions  
> that you couldn't begin to do on a 'basic stamp' -like processor ...  
> and I think most hams would be thrilled to have floating point math  
> available after all the kluges we have been doing for years with  
> stamps and integer arithmetic
>         < http://www.wulfden.org/TheShoppe/freeduino/index.shtml>
> The Arduino IDE is amazingly robust and stable in Winders, MacOSX,  
> and LInux, especially when you see that the code team still calls it  
> Alpha code! Its written in Java and is more or less the same across  
> all three platforms. Its got a lot to offer the ham world.
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