Teensy XBee Adapter Hookup Guide
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Apart from mechanically connecting the The Teensy and XBee, the adapter has a some features to help you get the most from the hardware. Here's what each section does.
Key Parts of the Adapter
- Teensy 3.2/3.1 (and LC) Footprint - Connect the Teensy here. Make sure to add headers next to the shorter row of pins next to the Teensy's reset button to power the XBee by default.
- UART1/S-UART Switch - Select which serial pins are connected to the XBee (pins 0/1 for the hardware UART, pins 20/21 for the software UART).
- XBee Socket - Plug the XBee in here matching silkscreen shape.
- VIN/EXT Jumper Pad - Short to source Teensy power from the EXT_IN pins.
- XBee Status LEDs - Shows data movement, signal strength, and digital IO pin 5 (XBee signals).
- Spare Ground Connections - My gift to you! More ground pins for reference.
- TNSY/EXT Jumper Pads - Selects the source of power for the XBee. The default is connected to the Teensy's on-board voltage regulator. When providing external power from the EXT_PWR (3.3V) pins, move the solder jumper to the EXT_IN side.
- Power LED - Shows if XBee is getting power.
- EXT_PWR (3.3V) - Supply regulated 3.3v here only when necessary.
- XBee Reset Switch - Resets the XBee.
With XBee and Teensy Installed
Don't forget to check out the Getting Started with the Teensy tutorial for information on attaching the Teensy to an adapter.