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

Sending and receiving data

Now that the XBee connectivity is covered, it is time to actually exchange some data wirelessly between your Arduinos. In the previous chapter, you have already seen the API frames involved in transmitting and receiving data through the network. In this section, you will let the Arduino use those API frames to exchange a simple Hello, world! message again. For this, the sender will use the XBee module that you configured as a router, while the receiver will use the coordinator XBee.

Sending data

Remember that sending a message involves a few different API frames:

  • The sender sends a ZigBee Transmit Request API frame to the XBee module, containing the destination address and the message.
  • The receiver receives a ZigBee Receive ...

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