Thanks to a college I’ve discovered Node MC, a tiny system with great capabilities:
- Lua programming directly through USB-Serial interface and a small and easy API.
- Wifi and a complete stack implemented and usable through the Lua API
- Generous amount of GPIO and other connections
- Several versions with USB connector, without, tiny versions, etc…
A fast and easy way to start playing with wireless and learning several good concepts about Wifi.
Software is accessible from github where you can find not only the base repositories and tools but also lots of other related projects. The ease to start working with such a technology is the main advantage that makes me recommend this system to prototype, learn and play (of course).
I don’t want to discover you this board (is very well described by it’s authors), but as I’m enjoying it very much, I hope you will find it interesting too.