Adafruit XBee adapter kit

Adafruit XBee adapter kit
Adafruit XBee adapter kit Adafruit XBee adapter kit
Brand: Adafruit
Product Code: ADA-005
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Price: $10.83
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This adapter board from Adafruit is designed to make adding wireless point-to-point or mesh networking easy. It connects to an FTDI cable for programing or USB connection to a device, and it also works well directly embedded in projects:

  • Onboard 3.3V regulator to cleanly power your XBee, up to 250mA
  • Level shifting circuitry means that its trivial to connect it to 5V circuitry such as an Arduino without risk of damage
  • Two LEDs, one for activity (RSSI), the other for power (Associate)
  • 10-pin 2mm sockets included to protect the modem and allow easy swapping, upgrading or recycling
  • All the commonly used pins are brought out along the edge, making it easy to breadboard or wire up
  • Specifically created for use with an FTDI cable to connect to a computer via USB. This means that you can use or upgrade the adapter with a computer simply by plugging in a cable (Cable not included!)
  • For use with any XBee/Pro pin-compatible module

The kit includes a PCB and all components necessary to build the adapter, unassembled. Tools are not included. This kit is really easy and will only take 15 minutes to build, even if you've never soldered before.

Please note that the adapter does not include an XBee module, or the required FTDI cable, they must be purchased separately. Check out this page by Adafruit for a comparison of all the XBee's available.

For more information, check out the Adafruit project page for instructions, documentation, tutorials and example code!

NOTE: While the adapter works fine with the higher power XBee boards, if assembled as instructed in the Adafruit guide, the capacitor and voltage regulator stick up too far, and interfere with the mounting of the XBee board. If you intend to use one of these slightly larger XBee's, check how the XBee will fit so you can see how you will need to bend the capacitor and voltage regulator prior to soldering them on the board. I'll post a corrected installation step soon.

 

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