The XBee Shield simplifies the task of interfacing an XBee with your Arduino. This board mates directly with an Arduino Pro or USB board, and equips it with wireless communication capabilities using the popular XBee module. This unit works with all XBee modules including the 1, 2, S2C series, standard and Pro versions.
The serial pins (DIN and DOUT) of the XBee are connected through an SPDT switch, which allows you to select a connection to either the UART pins (D0, D1) or digital pins 3 and 2 of the Arduino. Power is taken from the 5V pin of the Arduino and regulated on-board to 3.3VDC in order to be able to supply the XBee.
The board also includes LEDs to indicate power and activity on DIN, DOUT, RSSI, and DIO5 pins of the XBee. The Arduino's reset button is brought out on the shield, and a 12x11 grid of 0.1" holes are available for prototyping. The shield does not come with headers installed; we recommend the 6 and 8-pin stackable headers. The XBee module is also not included.
The Shield Header includes connectors, which are not soldiers. These connectors should be welded by the user.
The XBee module is not included
- Mounts directly onto your Arduino
- DIN and DOUT pins of XBee can be connected to either the UART pins or D2 and D3 of the Arduino
- 3.3V power regulation and level shifting all taken care of
- 12x11 grid of 0.1" spaced prototyping holes
- Reset button brought out
- Power, DIN, DOUT, RSSI and DIO5 indicator LEDs