1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 20, 2014 6:47 AM by flummer

    XBee compatible shields

    gdillen

      Hi,

       

      I'm looking for an XBee compatible shield to use with my Intel Galileo (1st Gen)? I found the Arduino - ArduinoWirelessShield is this shield compatible or are there better ones?

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: XBee compatible shields
          flummer

          Hi,

           

          You can use the shield from Arduino, but only in the "Micro" mode (the little switch on the shield) makes sense for the Galileo. Communication from the XBee won't be sent via USB as on the regular Arduino as describes on the shield page.

           

          If you want to communicate with the XBee from the computer, you can upload a simple sketch that hooks up the two serial ports (the one on the Galileo that is connected to pin 0 and pin 1 which is the XBee and the one going to the computer)

           

          In the Arduino environment these two serial ports are called:

           

          - Serial (the one that communicates with your computer)

          - Serial1 (The one that is connected to the XBee)

           

          /Thomas