At the annual Maker Faire Bay Area, Massimo Banzi announced the Arduino Yún. The Arduino Yún (which means “cloud” in Chinese), is the first in a new family of WiFi boards combining Arduino and Linux.
WiFi and Arduino-Linux Communication
The Arduino Yún can connect to your computer, and network, wirelessly. Simply turn on the Yún, and it will create an WiFi network and access point named “Arduino”. You can then connect to the board to your network by using your internet browser to configure the settings. The Bridge library is incorporated into your sketches, an links the ATmega and Linux chips together, allowing you to pass variables such a sensor data between the chips.
The Arduino Yún will be available at the end of June for $69+tax.