We’re discussing one of the CUSTOM SHIELD projects with its backer, and have a concept in the works that we wanted to share with the group for feedback.
The basic idea is that we’d like to provide a Wi-Fi interface for “Legacy” products, i.e. products that use traditional wired communications standards like RS232, so you can bring them online and interface with them wirelessly quickly and easily.
One version of this would be to focus on RS232 and create a shield that pairs a MAX232 and a DB9 serial port to create an RS232 interface.
Another version might also include other ports like RS485 and Parallel. Including more options would make it work with more legacy products, but would also make it more expensive.
Thoughts? Would people like to see something like this? If so, what ports would you be most interested in seeing?