JPRS
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GPIO wifi?

Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:10 pm

This may be a very basic question so apologies if I'm sounding dumb. I'm using a few Pi's as great little media centres. I'm using the Cyntech cases as they bar far seem the best. One issue I'm having is hooking everything up for networking. I'm using one USB for storage and one for wifi. I have an IR sensor on jumper wires off the GPIO and try and get this to line up through the small slit for the ribbon cable for line of site, but it's not secure and drops down rendering the remote control useless.

Is there a thing possible for running wifi off the GPIO pins? That way i can use on USB for storage, one for an IR sensor and put the wifi inside the box?

Or does anybody have a better solution that I'm missing?

Thanks in advance.

J

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Re: GPIO wifi?

Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:50 pm

Use a USB hub it will be a billion times easier.
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JPRS
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Re: GPIO wifi?

Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:56 pm

Thanks, I was wondering if there are any other options though as I want to keep it as neat as possible rather than connecting hubs to them. If not that's what I'll do.

J
DougieLawson wrote:Use a USB hub it will be a billion times easier.

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Re: GPIO wifi?

Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:10 pm

First you need this:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jo ... nd-arduino
There are more arduino shield to pi adapters but, none as cheap.
And then just use a wifi arduino shield:
http://www.adafruit.com/products/1491?g ... MgodIyAAZA
Kinda expensive, but it does fit your criteria. You can use jumper wires to move the boards around your case if they don't quite fit but I don't know, it depends on your case.
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