When it comes to Arduino based Dev boards there are 100's of options. Some are super tiny, but only have 4 ports to address. Some have tons of ports but the size is unrealistic for real life application. Then there is the matter of a radio, radios are not included in your run of the mill dev board, heck they're not even thought of. If you want to integrate a radio into your Aurdino system you have to go buy one and most of the time they cost the same or more than the dev board it's self.... It's frustrating. But it doesn't have to be..........
Presenting the Radio Minion!
The Radio Minion is a small, low cost dev board with a wireless radio, ready for the Arduino environment with no need for your own Arduino board.
With this board, you can make any project wireless ready. You could make a homemade weather station or talk to your robot girlfriend in the basement! You could even activate the bat signal from the comfort of your own computer. The sky's the limit with Minion. With the low cost and easy integration, there is no option as logical as the Minion.
How Minion Compares To The Market:
Here are three options for two-way wireless communications compared:
1) "Arduino Leonardo + Zigbee Radio" x 2 = $150 = Rs 8500 /=
2) "Arduino Leonardo + RFM12B" x 2 = $120 = Rs 6600 /=
3) Radio Minion (= built in Arduino + RFM12B) x 2 = $65 = Rs 3600 only !!
Enjoy this Project Video: