This is a brand new board, few prototypes are ready, we just received from Eikon. Arduino has a lot of shields and now is gonna be easier to build prototypes. How it works? Basically it’s just a passive board with a FTDI USB to serial chip. It’s longer than the Arduino boards since there’s a female connector for Flyport.
So Flyport is gonna be the Core and the wireless part of it (of course there’s not any other processor onboard). There are the standard female Arduino style connectors in order to be perfectly compatible with the shields. But we wanna let people understand that there are not libraries for each shield, so if you have an Arduino shield you must make the code porting to use it with Flyport.
Some nice shields to be used are:
Xbee – what to create a Zigbee to Wi-Fi gateway?
Motor Control – For the robotic apps
Relays shield – Turn off and on your devices at home, over Internet