ATmega128RFA1 Dev Board Hookup Guide

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Going Further

Now that you know how to hook up the ATmega128RFA1 Development Board, what components will you be adding with the RF transceiver to help make wireless? Need some inspiration? Check out some of these products and tutorials:

  • Synapse Modules – The Synapse RF266 in particular is based on the ATmega128RFA1. These are nifty little wireless modules, which can interpret python scripts. Check out our tutorial for working with them as well.
  • XBee Modules – With the right firmware (ZigBee), an ATmega128RFA1 could be made to communicate with these modules.
  • Using the BlueSMiRF – If your looking for easy wireless communication, Bluetooth might be for you! In this guide we explain how to set up the [BlueSMiRF](https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10269 Bluetooth modules.

Or check out some of these tutorials:

  • IR Communication – If you’re only really looking to transmit data short, wireless distances, infrared may be a better/cheaper option.
  • Using the OpenSegment – The OpenSegment displays are really easy-to-use 4-digit 7-segment displays. You could use one of these displays to print messages received from other ATmega128RFA1 nodes.

Or, check out our how to use GitHub tutorial, and help us make the ATmega128RFA1 example code better by adding new features!