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Pro Arduino by Dan Cervo, Rick Anderson

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CHAPTER 5

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XBees

Radio communication is a fundamental method of communicating over varying distances without having an encumbrance of wires. Arduino developers take advantage of radio communication in robotics, home automation, and remote-sensing applications. To avoid the headaches of developing radio communications systems from scratch, a lot of developers use XBee radio modules to add wireless functionality to projects. The XBee is a full-featured radio transceiver module made by Digi International (www.digi.com) and is compliant with FCC regulations as long as you use the module without modification and adhere to a few other restrictions. ...

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