RFM69HCW Hookup Guide

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Resources and Going Further

For this tutorial, we connected both of the nodes to the same computer to make it easy to send messages from one node to another. But, remember that when you do your own projects, your nodes might be attached to weather stations, garage doors, Halloween decorations, drones, robots, your cat... the sky's the limit!

The example code has comments that explain how messages are sent and received. Feel free to use it as a basis for the code in your projects.

For advanced usage, you can also check out the other examples and source code in the library. The RFM69.h and RFM69.cpp files list all of the library functions and tell you a little bit about what they do.

For more information, check out the links below.

This transceiver is great for projects like building a remote kill switch to terminate power to your project when your robot goes... sentient.

How to Build a Remote Kill Switch

May 31, 2016

Learn how to build a wireless controller to kill power when things go... sentient.

For more wireless fun, check out these other great SparkFun tutorials:

Heartbeat Straight Jacket

An EL project that displays one person's heartbeat on another person's costume.

Wireless Controlled Wearable EL Wire Dance Suit

In this tutorial, we will build an EL wire dance suit that can be controlled by a wireless glove controller!

LoRaWAN with ProRF and The Things Network

Learn how to make a LoRaWAN node for your next long range IoT project and connect it to the internet with The Things Network!

Wireless RC Robot with Arduino and XBees

In this tutorial, we will expand on the SIK for RedBot to control the robot wirelessly with XBee radios! We'll explore a different microcontroller and wirelessly control the RedBot at a distance.

Are you looking to build a robot controlled by the RF69HCW? Try looking at these blog posts.