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Description: So you want your Arduino to surf the web but you don't have room for the Arduino board plus the Ethernet Shield. What do you do? How about giving the Arduino Ethernet a try? The Arduino Ethernet is an Arduino development board with the Wiznet Ethernet interface built in on the same board! It has 14 digital input/output pins, 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a RJ45 connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button.

An on-board microSD card reader, which can be used to store files for serving over the network, is accessible through the SD Library. Pin 10 is reserved for the Wiznet interface, SS for the SD card is on Pin 4.

To make room for the Ethernet interface, they removed the USB-serial driver so you will need an FTDI breakout or similar device to upload your Arduino sketches. Also, Pins 10, 11, 12 and 13 are reserved for interfacing with the Ethernet module and should not be used otherwise. This reduces the number of available pins to 9, with 4 available as PWM outputs.

If you're looking for a board that can take power over Ethernet (PoE) then check the related items below!

Arduino is an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple i/o board and a development environment that implements the Processing/Wiring language. Arduino can be used to develop stand-alone interactive objects or can be connected to software on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP). The open-source IDE can be downloaded for free (currently for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux).

Note: Because of the height of the Ethernet Jack on this shield, you will need an extra set of stackable headers to get a shield to stack on top of it.

Features:

  • ATMega328 Microcontroller
  • Operating Voltage: 5V
  • Input Voltage: 7-12V
  • Digital I/O Pins: 14 (4 of which are used by the Ethernet controller)
  • Analog Input Pins: 6
  • On Board Micro SD Cardslot
  • W5100 TCP/IP Embedded Ethernet Controller

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Comments 6 comments

  • What is the maximum supported size for SD card?

  • I did face the same issue. Temp sensor was fine with my older Duemilinove/Eth but it was impossible to push the data to what I waned to use – http API since no CURL or JSON libs for Arduino :( so Pi was the choice and with all the libraries it pushes my telemetry beautifully to Open Sense… http://open.sen.se/sensemeters/tab/3355/

  • Can you PLEASE make a “Pro mini” version of the Arduino Ethernet. One that will fit into a standrard perfborad, like the Arduino Pro Mini, and not use the stupid “standard shield” pins of the Arduino.

    I make permanant installations and prefer to solder standard headers on a perfboard inside a box, and lay out my other components on the board.

    Not as small as the Pro mini of course, but lage enough to fit the RJ45 jack, W500 and what ever. The point is: Make it fit a standard 0.1 inch perfboard!

    I have searched the web for any clones, but all brag about being “sheild compatible” but i dont want that!.

    Oh yea: And more I/O pins would also be nice, since many of the pins on the Arduino Ethernet is taken by the Ethernet and SD-card reader.

    Morten

  • I want to set up a temperature monitor with an ethernet interface - for something that simple it seems almost criminal to use something like Raspberry Pi… But this board is actually more expensive - because of the W5100 I suppose? This board gets its TCP/IP stack from the ethernet chip while RPi has it in software… It’s kind of frustrating, though.

    • We know; embedded design is being turned upside-down right now when a full Linux board costs less than an ASIC-based network stack. It does seem like overkill, not just for networking, but especially for things like blinking LEDs. Welcome to the brave new world!

      • Yeah, it’ll take some getting used to I guess. But I managed to get used to the idea of casually throwing 20MHz processors at trivial problems (or sometimes even just in cases where there’s nothing for the microprocessor to do but I think there might be in the future) - and making my networked temperature monitor a fully-functional Linux system, while kind of unnecessary, is still fun. Does that mean products like this one are essentially on their way out? I’m sure there must be some people who would still prefer a solution like this for one reason or another (power requirements, perhaps, or like me just a vague sense that a RPi board is “excessive” for the job) but it seems like this product’s days are probably numbered…


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