Random tidbit: TI CC3000 + MSP430 FRAM

For those who would like to start hacking on their own hardware, putting it online (and even linking with your Vera through some plugin programming), TI has started producing inexpensive wifi modules for the masses.

More info about the modules can be found here: [url=http://hackaday.com/2013/01/12/finally-ti-is-producing-simple-cheap-wifi-modules/]http://hackaday.com/2013/01/12/finally-ti-is-producing-simple-cheap-wifi-modules/[/url]

DigiKey has them on sale for a $12.51/module: [url=http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/CC3000MODR/296-35512-1-ND/3768439] http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/CC3000MODR/296-35512-1-ND/3768439[/url]

And TI has a wiki up with info on the evaluation kit that you can get:
[url=http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/CC3000_Wi-Fi_MSP430_FRAM]http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/CC3000_Wi-Fi_MSP430_FRAM[/url]

And there looks to be a Kickstarter project that aims to link this to the Arduino that has met its funding goal: [url=http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sparkdevices/spark-core-wi-fi-for-everything-arduino-compatible]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sparkdevices/spark-core-wi-fi-for-everything-arduino-compatible[/url]

arduino.cc forum on this: [url=http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?PHPSESSID=43bu5l0dv5jbd8f3rk72g652k4&topic=164007.0]discussion on supporting the TI CC3000 WiFi module - Other Hardware Development - Arduino Forum

adafruit has a shield: [url=http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2013/07/19/ask-an-engineer-10pm-saturday-night-10pm-et-first-look-at-our-txinstruments-cc3000-breakout-shield-for-arduino-and-arduino-compatible-code-name-wifi-duino-internet-of/]http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2013/07/19/ask-an-engineer-10pm-saturday-night-10pm-et-first-look-at-our-txinstruments-cc3000-breakout-shield-for-arduino-and-arduino-compatible-code-name-wifi-duino-internet-of/[/url]

Just something that I ran across and thought I would share, in case someone out there is looking to do some hardware hacking (there is a lot of that on this forum).