Flash to Arduino via XBee?

Hi all,

I’ve been struggling with the concept of untethering my arduino board via XBee over the past 2 days and have sort of narrowed it down but would love some input.

Basically I want to manipulate an LED inside a box on the other side of the room via flash remotely (using serproxy). I have it all working but only via USB. So I figure I can buy an XBee Shield like this one http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=116 slap it on my board and stick it in the box. Then buy another XBee and stick it on a USB explorer like this one http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=25_64&products_id… and connect that to my computer , then send the command from flash through that wirelessly?

I have a feeling I’ve missed out something simple however…

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

That second link says “Product not found”. It’s missing something on the end…

In addition to those items, you’ll also need a pair of XBees. If you only want the two of them to talk to each other, the series 1 models are better choices.

Properly configure the 2 XBees, and you’re good to go.

Thanks very much Paul, just wanted the check before I go through the hell of trying to get it too work.

The 2nd product I was referring to it this one http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=243


I’ve got the same parts. I’m sure that the XBees can be configured to do what you want (as long as you get the Series 1 models).