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Wireless/Zigbee for PIC Micros

Back in 2009, my professional work involved leading the firmware project of a low power wireless network of sensors collecting temperature and humidity data. Wireless gateways accumulated the information and sent to a data center over the internet. During that project, I fancied my own Zigbee network for my robots and setting up a network of home monitoring sensors. I eventually bought some Microchip MRF24J40MA modules (which is a completely different platform than my professional work).

Computer Controlled RC Car with Wireless Camera


I wanna a project for my studies...

here is what i would like to make..

1. A RC Car that is controlled via computer and not by the its remote. i wanna create a application that controls the car and also displays real time video.

2. I wanna use zigbee (XBEE pro) for transmitting and receving commands and controls.

3. Wanna use mobile phone (wifi) camera for video transmission.


now i wanna know How can make this ???

1. which microcontroller should i use ????

2. which software should i use to make the compuetr app.

ARTIE will be part of a small robot swarm and rove around my apartment and elsewhere. This will be my primary swarm experimentation platform.
Using a
Here are the parts I've ordered from SparkFun ( http://www.sparkfun.com ) for ARTIE, and the start of my small robot swarm. Wheel Encoder Set SPDT Mini Power … Read more

Xbee modules

hello! anyone of you ever used one (well, two) of those modules? I'm interested but there are many version to choose among.. Any experience to share ?

Also, is the XBee USB exporer enought on itself to connect an xbee to a pc ? looks like a good solution for the pc side.