HTTP Client

This example for a Yún device shows how create a basic HTTP client that connects to the internet and downloads content. In this case, you'll connect to the Arduino website and download a version of the logo as ASCII text.

Open the Serial Monitor in the IDE once you've programmed the board.

Hardware Required

  • Yún board or shield

  • a wireless network connection to the internet


There is no circuit for this example.

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Include both the Bridge and HttpClient libraries

#include <Bridge.h>
#include <HttpClient.h>

In setup() start Bridge, and wait for a serial connection before going into loop().

void setup() {

  pinMode(13, OUTPUT);

  digitalWrite(13, LOW);




In loop(), create a named instance of HttpClient, and call a URL with client.get(url).

void loop() {

  HttpClient client;


As long as there are bytes from the server in the client buffer, read the bytes and print them to the serial monitor. Repeat every 5 seconds.

while (client.available()) {

    char c =;





The complete sketch is below :

See Also

  • Bridge Library - Your reference to the Bridge Library

  • Bridge - Simple REST style calls to access analog and digital pins

  • Console Ascii Table - A complete ASCII table printed to the Console

  • Console Pixel - Turn an LED on and off through the Console

  • Console Read - Read data coming from bridge using the function

  • Data Logger - Log data from three analog sensors to an SD card.

  • File Write - How to write file into the Yún filesystem.

  • Http Client Console - HTTP client that connects, downloads content and shows it using WiFi and Console.

  • Mailbox Read Message - How to read the messages queue, called Mailbox, using the Bridge library.

  • Process - How to run linux processes using an Yún.

  • Remote Due Blink - How to upload remotely a sketch on DUE boards.

  • Shell Commands - How to run linux shell commands using a Yún.

  • Temperature Web Panel - How to serve data from an analog input via the Yún's built-in webserver.

  • Time check - Gets the time from Linux via Bridge then parses out hours, minutes and seconds.

  • WiFi Status - Prints information about the status of your wifi connection.

  • Yún First Configuration - Easily configure your Yún device using Serial Monitor and USB port.

  • Serial Terminal - Use the Yún's 32U4 processor as a serial terminal for the Linux side on the Yún.

Last revision 2016/05/25 by SM