Check out this new guides for getting started in the world of XBee.
When it comes to wireless communication, the XBee protocol is one of our faves. It's got great range capabilities, a wide support network, and lots of different products to fit many applications.
If you've never worked with XBee before, we've got two new tutorials that will help you get going!
The first is the XBee Shield Hookup Guide. The XBee shield is designed to interface seamlessly with your Arduino board and give you easy-to-use access to the XBee module. In this tutorial, we discuss setting up XBee communication between a computer and an Arduino/XBee Shield combo. Then, using a terminal program, we show you how to remotely send data to an Arduino or read data off of it.
The second tutorial is Exploring XBees and X-CTU. In this tutorial, we'll explain how to use an XBee Explorer with an XBee. The XBee Explorer allows you to connect between your computer and your XBee - and with the help of the X-CTU software - easily configure XBees, test connections, and pass data between your computer and remote XBees. In this tutorial, we'll go over all of this and more!