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Xbee modules help

HI, well, the free day is arriving, so i thought i'd go to sprakfun and fill my cart.

what exactly do i need to have wireless COM betwen two microcontrolers, or PC, to micro controller, or even stand alone Xbee's?

I have these items in my cart:

- USB Xbee explorer  http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8687

2 XBee 2mW Series 2.5 Chip Antenna http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8691 

Breakout Board for XBee Module http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8276

- also a 3 axis acelarometer, but that has nothing to do with the Xbess :) 

 

is this all i need? 

 

can the USB explorer be used as a breakoutboard, in case i dont want to comunicate with my computer?

i will be using at first, my computer and an arduino, and then two arduinos, and no computer. 

 

thanks, have a merry x-mas, and a happy new year! 

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guibot's picture

maybe this small tutorial be of your interest: http://lab.guilhermemartins.net/2008/12/24/serial-comunication-with-xbee-arduino/

good luck  ;)

amando96's picture
Shame sparkfun doesnt sell the adafruit Xbee adapter :(
guibot's picture
yeah it is! I really like the adafruit adaptors..