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Nicola Preda

Member Since: November 25, 2010

Country: United States




Spoken Languages

Italian, English

Programming Languages

C, C#, Java, Processing (i love it!)


La Saletta


University of Ferrara


Hardware (PCB and some mechanics) and firmware; I generally work with Microchip microcontrollers (especially dsPIC33 and PIC24).


Music (i play the guitar), anime/manga, computer games, augmented reality, neural networks, robots

  • “Shit, even this month Mr. Cat is the employee of the month.”

  • I don’t know if someone has some problem with Xbee baudrate configuration using Xbee Shield with an Arduino board… anyway you can simply solve the problem with the NewSerialSoft library using Arduino as a bridge between Xbee and PC. You can use the test example from the library changing both the real serial and the software serial baudrate to the Xbee baudrate (9600 by default). Note: the switch on the Xbee Shield must be on “DLINE”!
    I hope this can be useful. :)
    EDIT: this method only works at the default baudrate of 9600 (or less)… I’ve done some tests

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