Here’s an exciting new Wifi module from China, at just $5 its hard not to put it in your project! The only downside is the existing datasheets and information is in Chinese, but a quick search on google is showing some promising documentation in English. Hopefully we will see these modules used more and more in projects.
Why is it cool? It’s a WiFi module with an SOC, making it somewhat similar to TI’s CC300 in conception (A.K.A. the thing that makes the Spark Core so appealing), in that a microcontroller on the module takes care of all the WiFi, TCP/IP stack, and the overhead found in an 802.11 network.