Class Project Guidance

Hello Everybody.

I'm looking for some guidance. I'm a high school robotics teacher who is trying to further embed a robotics program using Arduino into our school.

I'm planning on doing a project where two groups of students will be creating two robots to compete with each other (winner goes to our provincial Skills competition).

What I need to know is what the best way to create a controller setup using XBee.

Currently I have 4 Xbees in the lab (XBee 1mW Wire Antenna - Series 1 (802.15.4)) and a pair of XBee explorer USB dongles.

We failed to get these set up in a past year and so I need to know what other equipment I might need to turn these into connected pairs to control our robots?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Have a look at the Sparkfun tutorial
https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/exploring-xbees-and-xctu