I want to get started with Xbee and maybe include it with my project. Problem is, I know absolutely nothing about xbee. I know I need two units to get started. I don't know what I need (if anything) to program the devices or to interface with the Arduino mini pro.
- I have seen a wide variation in price. For instance Mouser has the XBP24-BZWIT for 28.00 and Sparkfun has the XBP24-AWI-001 for 39.00. What is the difference and why is one 33% more than the other.
- Do I need the USB explorer board to be able to use or program the xbee?
- I also saw another board called a "logic level converter". Is this something I need to get started?
- As stated above, I want to use this with the mini pro. I have a Arduino 2560, but I try to aim for the smallest foot print I can. Is there any reason this would be an issue as apposed to using a full size arduino and/or xbee shield?
If these are head slappers....sorry. This a completely new area for me. I want to get what I need, but not worry about something that I [u]MAY[/u] need until I know more. So far, I have an understanding wife...but don't want to push the envelope, if you know what I mean.