Wireless Radio Shield for Arduino

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About this product

Overview

Product overview

• Standard shield to accept Xbee, Zigbee compatible wireless radios
• Develop wireless telemetry networks to sensors
• Communicate with Arduino via pin 11, 12 , software serial port or via hardware serial port
• Xbee modules can be configured by X-CTU via USB
• 31mm X 41mm board
• Breakout of all pins
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A Xbee shield allows an Arduino board to communicate wirelessly using Bee compatible modules (like Zigbee or BlueTooth Bee). It is designed to be used with Xbee module from MaxStream. It can be used as a Serial Port / USB replacement. It is used to connect two Arduino using Zigbee / Bluetooth Bee or connect a Arduino with PC Wirelessly. Two toggle switches decides how Rxd and Txd pins of Bee modules be connected to Arduino pins. These two switches provides options to connect RxD and TxD lines of Bee Modules to Arduino Hardware Serial Port or Digital pins 11 and 12 or FTDI RxD and Txd Pins.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unusable As a fairly competent and experienced user of Arduino and XBee products, I found this module unusable. The documentation is sparse, incomplete. inadequate and incomprehensible. This product is, in my opinion a complete waste of money. I would not recommend this to anyone, experienced or otherwise.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from An appalling bad product for beginners If you are a beginner, this product is NOT for you. The documentation is incomprehensible, incomplete and inaccurate.
Date published: 2014-12-21
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I've tried searching for the pin connections but it's impossible. Nowhere does it say what the 8 pre-soldered pins are for. Can you provide this information?

Asked by: bmperez
The 8 way SIOP pins are for power to the radio that the user chooses to use with it. The board is a shield to connect an Arduino to an Xbee family of wireless radio. They have updated the tutorial here: http://linksprite.com/wiki/index.php5?title=Xbee_Shield
Answered by: PaulaC
Date published: 2015-07-17
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