Xciting XBees

Learn how to connect parts of your project wirelessly using Xbee radios, Series 1 and 2. Learn wireless networking concepts using Xbee radios, creating public and private networks, pin to pin data transfer, mesh networks and even an example of how to use Xbees to provide input for Processing sketches. 

This material is based on Rob Faludi's book Building Wireless Sensor Networks 

Concepts that will be covered include:

  • Radio protocols
  • PAN IDs
  • AT mode
  • I/O features
  • ZigBee network topology and data transfer


Basic ZigBee Chat (PDF)

Xciting XBees Handout (DOCX)

Sensor Network Handout (DOCX)

Simple Sensor Network (PDF)


Xciting Xbees by Rob Faludi and Michelle Shorter

Courtesy of SparkFun