arduino types

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by duxbuz, May 4, 2014.

  1. duxbuz

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    Feb 23, 2014
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    Hi

    I am trying to work out the difference between an Arduino WiFi shield for £56.95
    or a
    Xbee wireless shield for £13.49

    or a Arduino Uno R3 with radio transceiver (built in wireless) £23.68

    I was just going to get entry level Uno, but the one for £23.68 caught my eye as I though built in wireless might be worth having

    But after looking there seem to be 3 different wireless options and I am not event sure if they are actually onboard wireless or something else

    Anyone help please?

    thanks
     
  2. pwdixon

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    Oct 11, 2012
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    wifi will connect to your wireless network.
    xbee is an alternative rf protocol not compatible with a wifi network.
    You haven't quoted the model for the combined unit but I've seen one from CPC and that's xbee too.
     
  3. duxbuz

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    Feb 23, 2014
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    Thanks a lot
     
  4. sirch2

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    Jan 21, 2013
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    Male sure that you factor in the xbee chip. All the cheap xbee shields I've seen don't include the xbee chip itself, you have to buy this separately!
     
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