Category: Communities

XBees Rocket into Space

XBee radios have rocketed into space! Early in the morning on July 7, NASA launched a NASA Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket from their Wallops Flight Facility. Onboard the rocket was an experiment running the very first wireless XBee network to leave

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Constructing an IoT Strategy – ForenSecure 2015

Last week I presented “Constructing an Internet of Things Strategy” at Forensecure’15 near Chicago, Illinois. This talk is about how any business can develop and adopt IoT methods to remain competitive in a connected world. The conference is sponsored by  IIT’s Center for Cyber

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Digi Employee Hackathon: XBee Wi-Fi Visits Logroño

For the latest Digi Hackathon, I headed overseas to hold our first ever creative construction event at Digi’s office in Logroño, Spain. Using XBee WiFi Cloud Kits, the four teams hacked away for what was the most competitive session yet. In

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World Maker Faire NY 2013: Make Your Project Awesome

World Maker Faire NY is less than a week away! We’ll have project demos for you to check out, a new development kit, and we’ll be giving a talk on connecting your projects to the Internet. It’s going to be

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Liking the Guest on Make

Travis Good just wrote a nice MAKE post on my “Liking the Guest” talk from Make Media’s Hardware Innovation Workshop last month. In it I make the point that caring about the people who use your product is a basic interaction

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XBee Cymbal Monkey

You want your project noticed? Nobody can ignore a hyperactive cymbal-playing chimp that creates a cacophony of sound when triggered over the Internet. Inspired as always by Tom Igoe’s Making Things Talk, we hooked this toy terror up to an XBee

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Displaying Numbers Wirelessly with XBee

We’ve given you a number of XBee Examples—coins, words, lamps, buttons scents and dials. Here’s one that’s just about numbers. A 7-Segment Numeric Display connected to an XBee radio can show any digit or letter from zero to Z. Now

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Controlling AC Devices with XBee

If it plugs into the wall you can turn it on and off with an XBee radio. Switch lights and appliances on or off wirelessly, even over the Internet! Matt Richardson shows you the ropes in the latest XBee Example:

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Get a Whiff of This – XBee Scent Generator

The latest XBee Example shows how to create a wireless scent emitter using Digi’s XBee radios. We demonstrate how to easily connect a battery-powered air freshener to the wireless web, using an XBee radio. From the site: By pairing the XBee

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LCD Text Display for XBee

Words are how humans communicate. An inexpensive LCD text display can be the most economical way to make your project talk to people, and it’s easy to make a wireless one with an XBee radio. Build this example using an

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