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Topic: Purpose of Q1 on Xbee Shield, is it needed? (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic



I'm trying to get my adruino + xbee shield to allow me to wirelessly update the arduino code. I was looking at the schemetics and wondering if Q1 is really needed. Does anyone know the purpose of Q1 and whether or not it is really a needed/required for the shield to work properly?



Q1 will allow pin 12 to perform a reset. Yes you need it.


Doesn't the xbee rest itself on power up? And doesn't the Arduino reset itself also? I'm trying to follow the tutorial here: http://www.ladyada.net/make/xbee/arduino.html  and they use a transistor on xbee pin DIO3 to reset the arduino during code update. Won't that conflict with the xbee shield's Q1?

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