Category: Networking

XBee MicroPython Examples

Introduction Simple programs can make a big difference! An XBee running small amounts of code can perform some pretty important tasks. Cryptic readings can be transformed into useful data, excess transmissions can be intelligently filtered out, modern sensors and actuators

Posted in General, Internet of Things, Networking, XBee

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

Posted in Arduino, Communities, Events, Internet of Things, Networking, XBee

XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit Winning Awards

The XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit that our team developed last year recently took home several nice industry awards. We had set out to create a kit simple enough to help non-engineers quickly connect their creations to the cloud yet flexible enough for professionals to build rapid prototypes using advanced programming and cloud-based

Posted in Design, Internet of Things, Networking, XBee

Faludi Speaks on Embedded.fm

I spent a fun hour the other day talking with Elicia White on her podcast, Embedded.fm: The Show for People Who Love Gadgets. We chatted about XBees, ZigBee, my book, sensors, data science and more. I had just come from visiting

Posted in Internet of Things, Networking, XBee

XBees in Space

NASA’s Ames Research Center is putting the first ZigBee radio network into space! XBee radios will form a prototype telemetry system on a NASA Soarex sounding rocket launching this coming January, 2015. The NASA sounding rocket will journey into space around 200 miles above the earth, run

Posted in Arduino, Internet of Things, Networking, XBee

Botanicalls on Smithsonian Channel’s Amazing Plants

Botanicalls was recently featured in the Smithsonian Channel’s “Amazing Plants” documentary. There’s even beauty shots of the Arduino and XBee radio components! Also here’s the segment, filmed all the way back in 2007:

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Digi Employee Hackathon: XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit

Last week, we held a Digi Employee Hackathon to put the new XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit to the test. This is one of several ways we are working on designing outstanding user experiences for new Digi products. With the kits, the teams

Posted in Events, Networking, Teaching, XBee

Digi Tracks Shuttles for 100,000 at Dreamforce

  We just connected 100,000 Dreamforce conference attendees with 60 shuttle busses, tracking them over hundreds of miles of San Francisco area routes. And it worked perfectly! Digi’s Etherios division teamed up with the Dreamforce folks to provide attendees with real-time

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Faludi on NOVA Next “To Automate Everything”

I’m quoted this week on the NOVA web site in a well-done NOVA-next summary piece by Alison Bruzek’s about the Internet of Things. It’s called “To Automate Everything, Solve These Three Challenges“: “…Connected devices are just beginning to slip into homes, from smart

Posted in General, Networking, Smart Energy

Maker Faire: XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit Wins Editor’s Choice

The new XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit won an Editor’s Choice award at Maker Faire NYC! My team at Digi International has been hard at work all summer bringing together this modular kit to help users  create XBee Wi-Fi connected devices

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