June 24, 2013

New TI CC3000 wireless library for Arduino

 If you're interested in "getting your hands dirty" with Arduino and WiFi - but not keen on the price of the full shield, then a powerful option has just become more feasible with Chris Magagna's new Arduino library for the Texas Instruments CC3000 WiFi chipsets. Although a first release it should make working with these powerful WiFi parts somewhat easier (and cheaper) for your next wirelessly-connected or Arduino-powered "Internet of Things" device. Note that the CC3000 isn't 5V compatible however the use of a level shifter (below) will solve the problem. 

To get started, visit Chris' Github page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're going to interface your Beaglebone or other 3.3V development board with an Arduino or other 5V system - you'll need to interface  the GPIO pins with different voltages. When you're faced with this situation - don't panic! Make sure you have some of our LEVEL: bidirectional 5V-3.3V level converters in stock. For more information and to order, click here.

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