XBee Module Configuration

Project Info
Author: Chris
Difficulty: Easy
Time Invested: 1 Hours

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           The XBee module offers a quick and easy solution for wireless needs and it even uses a standardized protcol to make sure your information reaches its destination. However, in my time using these cool little modules I have noticed how most people never utilize the more awesome features available like analog input or PWM. This is a real tragedy because these XBee modules really are much more than just 9600 baud wireless data communication devices.
           In this article, we will take a look at how to access the XBee so that we can reconfigure options and enable the more advanced features that the XBee Modules offers us as designers.

XBee Module Configuration - Demonstration

XBee Module Configuration - Setup

Purpose & Overview of this project
           This will be a two part project. The goal for the first part of the project will be to build an RS232 interface to the XBee module so that we can use a computer to talk to it and configure all the options inside of it.
           The second part of this project will focus on how to use the X-CTU XBee software to test your module and give some examples of how to reconfigure some of the options inside of the controller.