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Udpsend -> WIFI -> Arduino LOW COST

Apr 06 2013 | 6:34 pm

Hi All,

We want to send data, using WIFI and UDP protocol from max to arduino.
At the moment we are able to send data from max using udpsend and udpreceive properly.

We don’t want to use the Arduino Wi-Fi Shield:

Because they are so expensive!!! and we need a lot of that.

For exemple we thought that we could use a USB WIFI adapter like this:

the Question is can arduino be programmed for receiving data directly from the USB WIFI adaptor?

If anyone have some guess…
There would be a great help



Apr 07 2013 | 8:39 am

> the Question is can arduino be programmed for receiving data directly from the USB WIFI adaptor?

In theory yes, I guess. In practice only an advanced engineer could potentially pull it off. It’s definitely not a plug-and-play option.

How about Xbee?

Apr 07 2013 | 9:26 am
Apr 07 2013 | 2:43 pm

Thank to all for the replies.

We don’t need Hi rate of transmission, but we need to communicate with many different systems.
We starting to investigate in RF field with something like this one

What do you think about it?


Apr 07 2013 | 7:31 pm

I have no experience with that.

Apr 09 2013 | 10:31 am

I agree with dtr on the sense/stage miniBee setup.
much less hassle than bluetooth – disconnecting and re-connecting devices is no problem.

the miniBee basically is a version of the arduino, integrated with the xbee radio, and it’s specially designed for larger networks.

if it’s not too complicated data, an xbee-only network in API-mode (without arduino) might also be possible:
(but i have no personal experience with that)


Apr 09 2013 | 12:00 pm
Apr 09 2013 | 12:08 pm

That RFduino looks like a game changer!

Apr 09 2013 | 2:12 pm

The Pinoccio seems very promising:

Sep 03 2014 | 7:38 am

Here is the lowcost WiFi module – ESP8266 serial WIFI (about 5$) you can find it on ebay. Here is the arduino library for it – Happy construction!

Apr 13 2016 | 11:16 am

Would it be able to do this with the wemos D1 mini.

It’s also an ESP8266 based board, I want to receive data in to max/msp from wemos (it’s arduino based ide).
do I use udpreceive?

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