I took out my arduino chip from my board and followed the instructions to put it on a breadboard here: http://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/uploads/arduinobb_09.jpg
Everything works fine but when I plug in an XBee, the code doesnt work the way it should.
The code i was using was a simple two statements in the setup() function starting the Serial port (Serial.begin(9600)
and printing a line (Serial.println("Hello World")
. The problem is that it repeatedly sends this message over the xbee and i can see it from the receiver xbee that it rapidly sends "Hello World" over and over. Also, if I check the voltage supplied by the voltage regulator, it is only 3.7 volts rather than 5 volts.
Why is this happening?