O'Reilly logo

Building Wireless Sensor Networks Using Arduino by Matthijs Kooijman

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Software setup

Now that the hardware is covered, it is time to look at the software side of things. In this section, you will create a small sketch (called Connect.ino in the code bundle) that makes the Arduino send a VR command to the XBee module to query the current firmware version of the XBee module. The Arduino code is set up so that all API frames received from the XBee module are printed, so you can see the reply to this command as well, confirming that connectivity is working. No data is transmitted wirelessly yet; this just tests the Arduino-to-XBee connection.

Example sketches

In this and the following chapters, you will write some Arduino sketch code. All of the example code shown in the book is also available in the code bundle, which ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required