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Topic: Connecting xbee shield to leostick (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic

k1w1

Hi All,

I'm trying to connect a xbee (series 1) to a leo stick via the xbee shield.  All that I have read state that I only need to connect the 5v, gnd ,tx and rx.  With the shield attached to an uno I have no problems communicating between the uno and the PC, but if I detach the shield and connect the 4 wires to the Leo I get no communication ( I have tried swapping the tx and rx, but no luck).  Are there any other connections I need to make with the shield?  I am planning to get just a standard breakout, but in the interim I would like to get these running.

Thanks

PaulS

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I'm trying to connect a xbee (series 1) to a leo stick

What is a leo stick?

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via the xbee shield.

Which XBee shield?

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Are there any other connections I need to make with the shield?

Those 4 should be all that you need.
The art of getting good answers lies in asking good questions.

k1w1

PaulS,

Thanks for the reply:

The Leo Stick is the freetronics LeoStick http://www.freetronics.com/products/leostick#.T_JQAJF2H7M
The xbee shield is the Sparkfun xbee shield http://australianrobotics.com.au/products/xbee-shield.

When the xbee is plugged into the shield using an UNO then I have no problems with communicating, but if I remove the shield and cable the shield - via the 4 lines as suggested then I get nothing.

Regards
k1w1

belgaroo

K1w1 did you resolve this?

I would like to try this.

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