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Wifi board combines Arduino with Linux for easy M2M use

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By eeNews Europe

The Arduino Yún is the combination of a classic Arduino Leonardo (based on the Atmega32U4 processor) with a Wifi system-on-a-chip running Linino (a MIPS GNU/Linux based on OpenWRT).

Designed in collaboration with Dog Hunter, the board adopts the linino distribution which provides signed packages to ensure the authenticity of the software installed on the device. Historically, interfacing Arduino with complex web services has been quite a challenge due to the limited memory available. Web services tend to use verbose text based formats like XML that require quite a lot or ram to parse. On the Arduino Yún, the company has created the Bridge library which delegates all network connections and processing of HTTP transactions to the Linux machine.
To make it even simpler to create complex applications Dog Hunter partnered with the innovative startup Temboo which provides normalized access to 100+ APIs from a single point of contact allowing developers to mix and match data coming from multiple platforms (for example Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare but even FedEx or PayPal).
The board can be programmed with an USB cable in the classic Arduino way or through the Wifi connection without the need to physically access the board. The new Arduino 1.5.x IDE has the ability to detect any Arduino Yún connected to the local network.

Visit Dog Hunter at https://doghunter.org


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