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  • Mounts directly onto your Arduino
  • DIN and DOUT pins of XBee can be connected to either the UART pins or any digital pin on the Arduino (D2 and D3 default)
  • 12x11 grid of 0.1" spaced prototyping holes
  • Power, DIN, DOUT, RSSI and DIO5 indicator LEDs
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Product Description

This new revision fixes some minor spacing and labeling issues, but functionality remains the same.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 Series 1 and Series 2 (and 2.5), standard and Pro version. This is SparkFun's design and is a distant relative to the official XBee Shield from Arduino.

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 any digital pins on the Arduino (D2 and D3 default). Power is taken from the 5V pin of the Arduino and regulated on-board to 3.3VDC before being supplied to the XBee. The shield also takes care of level shifting on the DIN pin of 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 sold separately. The XBee module is also not included and is sold separately.

Note: A pull-up on DIN is required for this board to work properly. Thankfully, Series 1 and Series 2 XBee modules have their internal pull-up enabled by default. You will need to manually enable the pull-up on the 900MHz series.

Product Information

Technical Details

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Brand Name SparkFun
Item Weight 0.5 ounces
Product Dimensions 6 x 5.3 x 0.2 inches

Additional Information

ASIN B004GTQBAO
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3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #3,999 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Components
Shipping Weight 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available December 20, 2010

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Customer Reviews

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I was a little disappointed that they didn't include the interface pins for the price but it doesn't show them in the photo so that was my mistake. This shield does not fit perfectly on top of the Arduino Uno; it jams against the power and USB plugs, but you can get it in there. Once pins were soldered on and I got it jammed onto the Uno as best I could, I attached the XBee unit. This shield worked perfectly and I was able to get an LCD shield on top of it for a nice compact remote display unit.
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I've bought several of these and their great. The uart select switch is very useful for prototyping and downloading new sketches without removing the xbee. I've had no problems with the fit and don't understand how the other reviewer could. It's a shield and they all is the standard header pin heights, so they come very close to the power and USB connectors, but don't contact by design.
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Not for beginner hobbyist, but definitely some good toy for the tinkers at heart. Hope they can have more examples and codes for others to play with.
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