ignoring the rest of the pins on the xbee for now, this should allow for wireless serial comm, right?
ok thanks. I was able to do all that. I was confused because I thought when you select the modem type you had to put in the model that you have. I guess you can pick whatever you want. anyway, I think I have to go through the "unbrick" process because when I finished the second programming and "wrote" when it reset I lost ability to communicate with it. suck. Am I right about unbricking it? i havent tried again today but last night i tried everything i knew. unplugged, tried different baud rates, actually that's all i know to try. thanks for the help, this is great stuff
so these two products together are similar to an explorer except you can plug the adapter into a bb?
i like the shield b/c i want to use the xbee AND i want to run a lot of servos, both of which it was (supposedly) built for. so i want to try to get it to work. i guess that is going to mean setting it up according to your schematic.
once the xbees are communicating as they should be, i should be able to connect to the arduino the same as before, using the serial com port, whichever the explorer is connected to right? no changes need to be made to sketch?
Put the XBee into the adapter, configure it with X-CTU, then disconnect it and pop it into the shield. Just seems like a cleaner approach.