The Arachnio integrates WiFi into an Arduino Micro-sized package that's breadboard compatible and weighs less than half an ounce. It's fully pin and software compatible with the Arduino Micro, which makes it quick and easy to get up and running with the Arachnio. The ESP8266EX SoC that provides the WIFi connectivity can act as both client and access point.
We're crowdfunding the launch of the Arachnio on Kickstarter!
Here's what else makes the Arachnio special:
- Integrated WiFi -- No extra parts to buy or integrate -- just load an easy-to-use library and connect to the Internet! The ESP8266EX WiFi chip on the Arachnio works seamlessly with the Arduino core.
- Small and light -- The Arachnio is only 50 mm long, 18 mm wide, and weighs less than 15 grams with headers installed.
- Rugged -- Due to its small size, light weight, and the robustness of the Atmega32u4 processor, it's hard to kill.
- Low power draw -- In deep sleep with the power LED removed, current consumption is below 50 microamps on a single Li-Po cell.
- Arduino Micro pinout -- The Arachnio uses the same pinout as the Arduino Micro and is only slightly larger in order to accommodate the integrated antenna.
- Breadboard compatible -- Standard 0.1" headers enable you to plug directly into a breadboard for easy prototyping.
- Fully open source -- everything including the board layout and the network stack is open source.
In addition to the core Arachnio, we're also developing two accessories. One is the ArachnoProto, which is a prototyping board for the Arachnio.
The other is the Arachnode, which turns your Arachnio into a solar powered sensor node with onboard storage, a real-time clock, and an optional crypto module.
We are at the point where we have solid hardware for the Arachnio and are refining the design of the ArachnoProto and Arachnode. We just need your help to make it a reality. Please back the Arachnio on Kickstarter!