Do you want to make a web-enabled on / off switch for that power hungry RAID array living in your closet? Or maybe you want to build your very own version of the Twittering Cat Toy? Then you should check out the Arduino Ethernet Shield from the Maker Shed! It’s the perfect solution for creating network enabled projects and it plugs right into your Arduino Uno, Mega, or compatible microcontroller. The on-board Wiznet W5100 Ethernet chip handles the heavy lifting and the completely open source Ethernet library makes it easy to write sketches that connect to the internet. This versatile shield even includes a micro-SD card reader that can be used to serve files over the network. Brilliant!

Michael Castor

Michael Castor

I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I’m a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.

  • pcairicc

    I’ll buy it when it’s reasonably priced. 55 bucks, really? The Wiznet chip is quoted at 3.99$ (by 5) and there are maybe 5$ in other parts…

    • Frank

      So, if you have the knowledge, and thousands of dollars worth of equipment, then you can make your own for 10 bucks, and have something relevant to say.

  • Floyd

    While it might be nice if you’ve already bought one of the compatible Arduino boards, it’s much cheaper to get the Arduino EthernetPro which is $54 on Sparkfun.