This is a test [802.15.4/ZigBee wireless lab]

26Sep07

First simple demonstration of radio communication – Glow That LED: Set up a two-way wireless LED glower, using XBee radios as the communications link.  Here turning the pot on one micro-controller has the values sent to the other and has an LED turn on and adjust its brightness as well as vise versa.  I prefer to address the radio in command mode through terminal myself rather than having the arduino do it through code.  Examples on how to do this are explained in  Tom Igoe’s “Making Things Talk”, Chapter 6, pages 192-206.

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Remember to comment out all of the Xbee addressing code, setDestination(); function, and remember to detach the rx and tx wires to the serial-> USB when done uploading for proper communication with the radios as well as double checking their orientations.

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