When you are looking to make your latest project wireless, you have a few options, including the tried-and-true bluetooth protocol. However, another great option is XBee, which has become one of the go-to methods for wireless communication in DIY embedded systems.
To help you along, our education team has created a class that explores the power of XBee. It’s appropriately called “Exciting XBees.” This class takes place on February 23rd at 9 a.m. at SparkFun HQ.
In this class, you’ll start with an introduction to all the required components, serial terminals, AT commands and the basics of mesh networking. The first project will be a Basic Chat session that demonstrates how to configure and connect coordinator and router ZigBee Series 1 radios together. We will also cover pin to pin data transfer using XBee Series 1 radios. After lunch you’ll do the same with XBee series 2 followed by a discussion on the different uses of the two XBee types. Finally we’ll develop a full Processing-based wireless simple sensor network using ZigBee radio connections to collect three data values from numerous remotely-placed sensors.
This is the class if you’re just getting started with wireless protocols and want to check out XBee. Sign up today! We hope to see you there!