XBee Shield Hookup Guide

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Resources and Going Further

That should be enough to get you started. If you're looking for more XBee and XBee Shield info, check out these resources:

  • Schematic -- If you confused about the layout of the schematic, check out this PDF.
  • XBee Series 1 Manual -- For more advanced users, if you really want to take advantage of the XBee's unique abilities, check out this guide.
  • XBee Wireless Class Materials -- Check out our teaching materials for the XBee class we lead every once-in-a-while.
  • GitHub Repo -- This is where you'll find the latest PCB design files.

With XBee and the XBee Shield you have all of the tools necessary to take your project to the airwaves. What are you going to make? Need some inspiration? Check out these related tutorials:

  • XBee WiFi Hookup Guide -- Take the next step with XBees, using the XBee WiFi. These modules allow you to connect to a wireless network and give your Arduino Internet access!
  • Internet Datalogging with XBee WiFi -- Need to do a little "cloud"-based data logging. Check out this tutorial, which shows you how to stick sensor readings on the Internet using an XBee WiFi, XBee Shield, and Arduino?
  • Simon Splosion Wireless -- This tutorial demonstrates one of many techniques to "hack" the Simon Says -- use XBee's to make the Simon game wireless!
  • Getting Started With the RedBot -- The RedBot is our popular, Arduino-based robot platform. Once you get it rolling, you can take it a step further by controlling it with an XBee!

Simon Splosion Wireless

This is a tutorial demonstrating one of many techniques to "hack" the Simon Says. We will highlight the technique to take your Simon Says Wireless.

XBee WiFi Hookup Guide

An overview of Digi's WiFi XBees, and a quick how-to on getting them connected and interfacing with the cloud.

Experiment Guide for RedBot with Shadow Chassis

This Experiment Guide offers nine experiments to get you started with the SparkFun RedBot. This guide is designed for those who are familiar with our SparkFun Inventor's Kit and want to take their robotics knowledge to the next level.

Wireless Gesture Controlled Robot

Control the RedBot wirelessly based on the movement of your hand using an accelerometer, Arduino, and XBees!

Or check out this blog post for more ideas.