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Using Arduino => Networking, Protocols, and Devices => Topic started by: strictlyrude27 on Jan 31, 2011, 02:17 am

Title: XBee on Blimpduino
Post by: strictlyrude27 on Jan 31, 2011, 02:17 am
Anyone have experience interfacing XBee with Blimpduino? I've been scouring the internet and found a bunch of people who've done it, but give out no directions on how. Mostly I'm looking for what pins need to go where... Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: XBee on Blimpduino
Post by: nadeaup on Jan 31, 2011, 04:05 am
I would post this question on the diydrones.com forums!
Title: Re: XBee on Blimpduino
Post by: strictlyrude27 on Jan 31, 2011, 04:06 am

I would post this question on the diydrones.com forums!


I tried that, I got pretty much zero response :(
Title: Re: XBee on Blimpduino
Post by: PaulS on Jan 31, 2011, 12:15 pm
You are past the point where you can not post links. Use that capability to post a link to the Blimpduino.

The XBee needs to be connected to +3.3V, Gnd, and two pins for TX and RX. If you want to talk to the XBee using the hardware serial class (Serial), use pins 0 and 1.

Otherwise, use any other two pins, and NewSoftSerial (http://arduiniana.org/libraries/NewSoftSerial/).
Title: Re: XBee on Blimpduino
Post by: strictlyrude27 on Jan 31, 2011, 08:02 pm
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9132 is an XBee explorer that can hook directly onto the FDTI pins provided by Blimpduino.