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Exequiel

Hi I need know if is possible stack:
   Arduino Duemilanove + Arduino Sensor Shield + Xbee Shield V1.0
   or
   Arduino Duemilanove + Xbee Shield V1.0 + Arduino Sensor Shield

I've stacked Arduino Duemilanove + Arduino Sensor Shield and it work fine. Also I've stacked Arduino Duemilanove + Xbee Shield V1.0 and it work fine too. But I can't stack successfully this 3 components to work fine together.

Any ideas? Maybe I need to uses jumpers, I don't know.

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robtillaart

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But I can't stack successfully this 3 components to work fine together.

What is the problem? mechanical, distance, electrical, software, pin conflict?? please be more precise.

If the distance is a problem you could add some extra headers to increase the distance between the shields.


Rob Tillaart

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Exequiel

I think that the problem is electrical or mechanical, but really I don't know, because I can stack the shields in these two ways:

Arduino Duemilanove + Arduino Sensor Shield + Xbee Shield V1.0
    or
Arduino Duemilanove + Xbee Shield V1.0 + Arduino Sensor Shield

But in any order of these I can't receive data through Xbee or turn on servos with these 3 components together.

If I try turn on servos with Arduino Duemilanove + Arduino Sensor Shield it work.
If I try receive data through Xbee with Arduino Duemilanove + Xbee Shield V1.0 it work.

But if I try receive data through Xbee to turn on servos with these 3 components together it not work.

fkeel

it should work.

check the documentation of your xbee shield and see which pins it uses for communication. Make sure that you do not use these pins for driving your servos.

it might also be a power problem, the 9V cell you use there only barely has enough juice to power your setup - try a stronger RC battery or a some AC adaptor.
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pluggy

A 9v battery is next door to useless for supplying anything with less than a minute current pull.  OK for smoke alarms, no good for arduinos, servos and communication stuff.  An arduino with no peripherals will kill a new 9V Alkaline battery in a few hours
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robtillaart


Electrical shortcuts you should be able to seewith the eye.

Can you post your code?  then we can check if there is interference in the used pins...
Rob Tillaart

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