Wireless Controlled Wearable EL Wire Dance Suit
The XBee Series 3 (configured to Series 1) has not been fully tested with the EL Sequencers. Make sure to test it with a pair of XBee 3's on the EL Sequencer before building the suits and using more than one EL Sequencer. You may need to modify the EL Sequencer to get the board working wirelessly with the new XBee 3 modules.
To wirelessly control the suits, I decided to use the XBee Series 1 modules. If you have not already, check out the Starting with XCTU section under Exploring XBees and XCTU to configure your XBees.
The CH, ID, and DH were set to the same values for all the XBee modules. For the broadcasting XBee (i.e. your controller), the DL was set to FFFF. The receiving XBees on each of the dancers point are set to the MY address of the broadcasting XBee. Each of the XBees had a unique MY address.
|Setting||Acronym||Tx XBee Node 1 |
| Rx XBee Node 2 |
| Rx XBee Node 3 |
| Rx XBee Node 4 |
| Rx XBee Node 5 |
| Rx XBee Node 6 |
| Rx XBee Node 7 |
| Rx XBee Node 8
|Destination Address High||DH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Destination Address Low||DL||FFFF||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|16-bit Source Address||MY||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|