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C. BellBeginning Sensor Networks with XBee, Raspberry Pi, and Arduinohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5796-8_4

4. XBee-Based Sensor Nodes

Charles Bell1 
Warsaw, VA, USA

Thus far into our journey of sensor networks, we have discovered how sensor networks can be formed, the type of nodes, and their roles that comprise a sensor network, and we’ve spent some time learning about XBee modules and how to program them with MicroPython.

Now it is time to see how we can use XBee modules to read sensor data. As you will see, this can be accomplished in one of two ways: using the extensive native capabilities of the XBee to read sensors and broadcast the data to several or even a single node and using MicroPython written to read and manage ...

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