Iboard is a unique Arduino board which features a WIZnet ethernet port, an XBee socket, nRF24L01+ module interface and an ATMega328. This board will add wireless XBee / nRF24L01+ control as well as internet connectivity to your projects. It’s great for anything from home automation to robot control. The possibilities are endless!
Iboard can be used as an Ethernet, wireless communication project development platform. Iboard support POE (power on Ethernet) power supply, and Micro SD for mass storage. There are some 3pin electronic brick/ sensor brick interface breakout on board, it offer an easy way for a quick prototyping. You can setup a web server through which you may communicate with a remote Arduino using XBee radios, bluetooth or APC modules. This information can be posted to a web site, or to Twitter.
The board requires FTDI basic board to upload sketch, you can use our Foca board to do it. Iboard can be powered by a mini USB , power Jack or POE.
Iboard is designed to be compatible with SD and Wiznet libraries from Arduino ide, and all demo code can be downloaded directly here.
With embedded bootloader, Iboard is easy to use by Arduino IDE through Foca series. ISP of Atmega328 is broken out for download firmware easily.
The IBoard does not have a USB connection. So you need a USB/Serial adapter - we recommend the Foca FT232RL breakout board.
|I/O Operation Level||3.3V|
|Board Size||80mm x 54mm|
- MY TWO CENTS Review by Helmus
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Is it safe to wire up Itead relay modules directly to the pins on the Iboard? It would be much easier if this did not require level shifters.
(Posted on 9/3/12)
- very nice arduino-compatible board with onboard ethernet controller Review by Andrey
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A few suggestions to new revisions:
1. Make it optional to switch operational voltage between 3.3v and 5v (via jumpers or via small switch)
2. Make an option to select nRF24L01+ pins (now they are hardcoded to D2,D3,D5,D6,D7,D8), probably also via jumpers. At least it will be great to connect it via SPI bus (MOSI, MISO and SCK pins)
I made some small minor changes to the maniacbug's RF24 and RF24Network libraries to support nRF24L01 on iBoard, you can see them here: https://github.com/andykarpov/iBoardRF24 and https://github.com/andykarpov/iBoardRF24Network
Usage examples will be available soon.
(Posted on 6/18/12)
- IBoard vs. Arduino Ethernet Review by michael
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