SparkFun XBee 3 Wireless Kit

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SparkFun XBee 3 Wireless Kit

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The SparkFun XBee 3 Wireless Kit is a comprehensive package designed to simplify wireless communication. The kit includes two XBee 3 Modules, one XBee Explorer, one XBee Shield, and a set of Arduino R3 headers for soldering onto the shield. With this kit, you can easily establish a wireless connection between your Arduino and computer, enabling you to transmit serial data seamlessly and wirelessly. This makes it ideal for transmitting remote sensor data, updating a scoreboard from your computer, or controlling a robot from your keyboard.

The XBee Shield included in the kit can be directly mated with an Arduino Pro or USB board, providing it with wireless communication capabilities via the popular XBee module. The shield's serial pins (DIN and DOUT) connect through an SPDT switch, allowing you to select a connection to either the UART pins (D0, D1) or any digital pins on the Arduino (D2 and D3 default). Power is taken from the 5V pin of the Arduino and regulated on-board to 3.3VDC before being supplied to the XBee. This ensures the correct power supply for the XBee module.

The shield also includes LEDs to indicate power, activity on DIN, DOUT, RSSI, and DIO5 pins of the XBee. The Arduino's reset button is conveniently brought out on the shield, and a 12x11 grid of 2.54mm spaced holes are available for prototyping. Please note that the boards in this kit are not designed to source the power required for the Cellular XBee line. They are only compatible with the 802.15.4 XBee variants like the ones included in this kit.

Before using these modules outside of the United States, please check with your local laws regarding radio communication to ensure compliance.

Kit Contents:

  • 1x XBee Shield
  • 1x XBee Explorer USB
  • 2x XBee 3 Modules (PCB Antenna)
  • 1x Arduino Stackable Header Kit - R3

Key Features:

  • Enables simple serial cable replacement
  • Supports data rates up to 115200bps
  • Allows connection of DIN and DOUT pins of XBee to either the UART pins or any digital pin on the Arduino (D2 and D3 default)
  • Includes 3.3V power regulation and level shifting on-board
  • Features a 12 x 11 grid of 2.54mm spaced prototyping holes
  • Includes a reset button
  • Comes with power, DIN, DOUT, RSSI and DIO5 indicator LEDs
  • Arduino R3 Footprint

Supporting Documents:

  • Schematic
  • Eagle Files
  • Hookup Guide
  • X-CTU Software


Brand information
Brand Sparkfun
More infoXBee Shield Hookup Guide - SparkFun Learn
Size info
Length101 mm
Width131 mm
Height32 mm
Weight140,7 g
€ 119,15€ 98,45 Excl. VAT (NL)
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