Experiment 11

How to Use API Packets to Control Remote XBee Modules

Requirements

2 XBee modules

1 XBee adapter

1 Solderless breadboard

1 USB-to-XBee adapter

1 USB cable—type-A to mini-B

Digi X-CTU software running on a Windows PC, with an open USB port

Introduction

In this experiment you will learn how to use application programming interface (API) packets to transfer information to and from local and remote XBee modules. The API lets you send AT commands to modules to control them via a wireless connection. If you have not performed Experiment 10, I recommend you do so before you proceed with this experiment. This experiment will take time to do properly, so don’t rush and double-check your actions.

In previous experiments, you used the ...

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