Description: 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).
Arduino Yun is the first member of a new groundbreaking line of WiFi products combining the power Linux with ease of use of Arduino. The first Arduino Yun is the combination of a classic Arduino Leonardo (based on the Atmega32U4 processor) with a WiFi system-ona-chip running Linino (a MIPS GNU/Linux based on OpenWRT). Arduino embedded the Linux machine directly on the PCB of the Arduino Leonardo and connected the two so that from Arduino it’s very easy to run commands on the Linux side and use it as an Ethernet and WiFi interface.
The board has built-in Ethernet and WiFi support, a USB-A port, micro-SD card slot, 20 digital input/output pins (of which 7 can be used as PWM outputs and 12 as analog inputs), a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a micro USB connection, an ICSP header, and a 3 reset buttons.
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Note: The Arduino PoE module will not work with this board. A YUN-specific module will be coming out. In the meantime, just leave this unpopulated.
Based on 5 ratings:
The arduino Yun is so easy to use, and is very powerful for such a small device!!
Some hangs and resetings till now but it is working as expected.
This is possibly the most useful Arduino board when it comes to it. You get the functionality of a linux/python environment right from an Arduino library! How cool is that? If you thought the possibilities were endless before, then you may have been wrong. A great buy!
I am no Linux expert. Most of my experience with Unix comes via the Mac OS X Terminal. Firing up the Yun for the first time made me a bit nervous that I’d be way out of my league. I have to say it was super easy to set up and get it working on my local wifi network. Thanks to the Arduino Yun wiki knowledgebase and other various forums and whatnot I was able to breadboard a button that trigger a python script to run on the Yun in an afternoon. Not too shabby! After a few more days my prototyped idea is waiting for a case to properly house my homemade Sonos controller device.
Now that I have this project nearly done it has sparked (no pun intended) many an idea on how I could make use of the Yun for other applications. Highly recommended.
This Arduino is very good for many IoT projects, specially because of the embedded Linux and WiFi that doesn’t require cables to connect to Internet.