Computing stuff tied to the physical world

XBee Adapters

In Hardware on Nov 21, 2008 at 00:55

Apart from the XBee shield, there are several other options to hook into that module with its non-standard 2-mm connector.

The simplest is a little breakout board which brings things back to “normal” 2.54 mm PCB units:


Next up is AdaFruit’s adapter which connects to an FTDI cable or plugs into a breadboard:


Finally, there is the Xbee Explorer USB which ties it directly to a slave USB port:


The adapter is probably the most convenient to embed and to use stand-alone, since it does all the voltage regulation and conversion in a simple package.