Jaime Lightfoot has written an excellent ‘beginner’s tutorial‘ for XBee using an Arduino Uno – you are free to adapt the guide to your board of choice. The project uses a few basic components like resistors, momentary button, LED, and the necessary modules and software to make it all happen. This is a great starter project for XBee!
This blog post will cover the steps (and some background knowledge) needed for a basic XBee setup. The goal is to get two XBee modules to communicate. We’ll have a basic input (a button) on one side, which will remotely trigger an output (an LED) on the other side. This models the basic functionality of the overall Callaloo system: proximity sensors on the door (input) are transmitted to a receiving module that changes an output (indicator lights, server information) based on the data it receives.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.