Thoughts: duinotech Yun WiFi Shield for Arduino-based devices

I have a little fleet of IoT things that are well, Internet of Things. Right now the latest addition to my fleet is a $80 koala buck duinotech Yun WiFi Shield, which looks like the one on the right.

Basically, this seems to be a rebranded Dragino under Jaycar’s “duinotech” brand, and while the photo shows “YUN SHIELD V1.1.6”, the actual model I got has “YUN SHIELD V1” silkscreened onto it. So I don’t know if this is a copy of something, or if it’s a really old version. Read on if you’re curious to know what this thing is all about from what I dug up – just note that this is a new device to Jaycar and there is hardly a scrap of information or datasheet on the website just yet. So YMMV, but as you can read below, it seems to be compatible with the Dragino Yun Shields.

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