from Oakland, CA United States
I really wanted this to work but it just doesn’t deliver. I used Wicked Devices (the maker) support but they weren’t very helpful. Perhaps they’ll come through eventually and I’ll revise this review but I’ve sunk a lot of time into trying to make it work without much success.
I bought this to replace an ethernet arduino in a project that has been running for a year.
1) Random hangs I reproduced the problem with a very small sketch and sent it to Wildfire support. I got the proverbial, "It works for me" answer. That was pretty much the end of their support. I eventually figured out a different implementation that avoided the hang. I eventually found a work around myself.
2) The wifi is very, very slow. When transferring a 70K file via a readchar()/writechar() loop, Wildfire is 12x slower than an arduino ethernet board. This renders the Wildfire board unusable for the kinds of remote data logging I do.
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