Last week , my delivery – the arduino ethernet shield – from Farnell has arrived. I was totally excited about it but i didnt have much time to play with it last week because i had visa exams.Finally , yesterday i had some time to play with it. I tested some of the example source codes on it and i have to admit that it was dead easy to set up & get to running.There is a plethora of source codes available for the shield , not just source codes but also lots of demonstration videos of what others made with it.This – The Sharing – is one of the reasons i love Arduino Community. A community of makers and enthusiast those help each other . It is a community where imaginations come alive and get in touch with the physical world in a collaboration and im grateful to be part of it
Why I am talking about the community , sharing etc. ?
It’s simple.For An Hobbyist , an electronic circuit is not just some specs but also how much of information , tutorial and examples available…
Anyway…I guess this was enough with the Information Availability for this post , we may talk this in another post
- Requires and Arduino board (not included)
- Operating voltage 5V (supplied from the Arduino Board)
- Ethernet Controller: W5100 with internal 16K buffer
- Connection speed: 10/100Mb
- Connection with Arduino on SPI port
visit ArduinoEthernetShield page for detailed specs.
I had some ideas earlier to solve a problem by using an ethernet shield with arduino.The problem is this: You know most of the times, when we are downloading big files we leave computer on , just to have it continuing downloading.But dont you think it’s a bit power consuming? Leaving a high power consuming device ON , a laptop or desktop especially desktop , just to download a file?? Wouldnt it be easier if we had somewhat less power consuming and small devices to download files.So i thought maybe i can do that with an arduino and an ethernet shield.So i googled a bit and i found out some others thought this too.But answers shows that implementing a file system into arduino is pretty hard not the mention the writing speed.But i havent given up this idea yet, i will research more and share whatever i found with you here
Here are some photos from the Ethernet Shield
It has a Cute Little Box
Cute isn’t it?
Well.. Thank you for creating such an amazing platform
There it is :O
mounted on top of arduino and connected to ethernet jack.
in about 10 minutes connected , coded and uploaded
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