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WiFi? Because We Can!

Click to enlargeThe mailman brought some shiny new toys this morning, one of which included the all-new Dexter Industries WiFi sensor.  I don’t have all the technical details for this one yet, but like the NXTBee, it uses the NXT’s RS485 port for high-speed communications.

It has a clip to hold a 9V battery on the back, the red and black wire you see is for the 9V battery connector.

This module has a lot of very cool features:

  • Radio Protocols: 11b/g/n (pretty much all of them)
  • Security: All the standard crypto methods, including WPA/WPA2 and WEP and many more.
  • Network Protocols: on top of the standard UDP and TCP, it can also act as both a web client and server; your robot can go online!

I will reveal more details later (I simply don’t have any more), for now the somewhat blurred out picture above will have to do.

About Xander

Xander Soldaat is a Software Engineer and former Infrastructure Architect. He loves building and programming robots. He recently had the opportunity to turn his robotics hobby into his profession and has started working for Robomatter, the makers of ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Words.