xbee is a wireless communication device from digi.com that uses ZigBee protocol. “ZigBee is a specification for a suite of high level communication protocols using small, low-power digital radios based on the IEEE 802.15.4-2003 standard for wireless personal area networks (WPANs), such as wireless headphones connecting with cell phones via short-range radio. The technology defined by the ZigBee specification is intended to be simpler and less expensive than other WPANs, such [...]
Lilypad XBee Shield
Often, we experienced “Why it does not work?!” moment, because simply connection was not good, or power was not enough. It sounds simple, but if you are using conductive fabric or thread as connection, it happens time to time. so, we made a xbee shield (PCB) that can snap into lilypad‘s header pin so that [...]
Xbee Direct (Multiple Xbee – Xbee- comp)
This post explores how to establish a communication between multiple xbee that are connected with sensors to one receiving Xbee that is connected with computer. Xbee 802.15.4 with chip antenna is used in this example. For reading the Xbee input, I am using XBee API Library for Processing from Rob Faludi and Dan Shiftman This example is applied to WIRELESS JOYSLIPPERS. For detail [...]
Xbee Direct (Sensor-Xbee-Comp)
This example explains how to send sensor input (analog) wirelessly to computer via xbee (Series 1 802.15.4) without using microcontrollers. Step 1: You need to set up the AT command for both receiver and sender. You can use X-CTU or some kind of terminal software, Rob Faludi’s Xbee Terminal Max. I am using a small [...]
Xbee Direct (Xbee-Xbee)
xbee can be connected directly like an invisible wire. You can set the matching pins as one of them as input (AI/DI) and the other as output (PO/DO).
How to upload firmwares on Xbee using Arduino board.