I am new to Arduino but familiar with embedded processor projects. I wish to use a ST Shield and Arduino with Ethernet to process some local UDP sensor data hopefully avoiding cloud dependency. There’s quite a lot of sensors involved.
Am I right that the most powerful (memory) compatible Arduino platform is the Mega 2560 and that to include Ethernet I should add the Ethernet 2 shield too ? It seems I’ll need connector extenders too as the ST shield will not mount on the Ethernet V2 board without fouling the Ethernet jack.There isn’t an Arduino with on board Ethernet integrated that the ST shield can work with ? Wired rather than WiFi and ideally POE.
Am I already pushing beyond the Mega 2560 capabilities to do this and maybe should I look at driving the ST Shield via some other beefier Arduino compatible hardware, which is something I could comfortably do and still leverage the libraries ? I was just hoping for a stack together solution.