Basic XBee Examples

  1. XBee Practical Example - Using the XBee ZigBee radios in paired communication between two PIC microcontrollers.
  2. XBee Firmware Upgrade Example - Demonstrates how to build a bare-bones circuit for loading firmware and configurations to the XBee radio without the need for custom interface boards.
  3. Common XBee Mistakes – A helpful list for troubleshooting why your XBee radio isn’t doing what you think it should.
  4. XBee Power Management - Jeff LeBlanc’s documentation of our power management and pin sleep research.
  5. XBee Direct Input/Output - Moving data without external microcontrollers.

Applied Examples

  1. LilyPad XBee – a sew-in wearable radio system.
  2. Programming Arduino Wirelessly - Put an Arduino on the ceiling, underwater, up a tree, stuffed in a turkey or what have you and still be able to change and improve its behavior.
  3. ZigBee Internet Gateway – A system to allow prototype devices to transparently connect to any URL on the Internet.
  4. XBee API Library for Processing -  a Processing library for Digi’sXBee radios.


  1. XBee DriveBy - The PDF from my students-teaching-students presentation at ITP on XBee ZigBee radios, covering the basics of applications, comparisons to other technologies, how to make one, advanced projects and some configuration in-depth.


  1. Digi - Manufacturer of the XBee radios.
  2. Product Manual -XBee OEM Module information (for 802.15.4 firmware).
  3. ITP Internal ZigBee Wiki - ITP students and staff can register a unique PAN ID here for themselves and their projects.

4 Responses to “ZigBee”

  • i want to configure 2 Xbee pro without using un computer interface ..so i have 2 microchip pic 16f877A and goal is to send a frame using a keypad and via a xbee..so i can configure the xbee just using the microcontroler code and sending the AT commande with the data frame..i want your help please..thank you..

  • first of all thanks for the great website and book, I have done point to point communication b/w xbees and also broadcast messages . I want to use Xbees in home automation and security Project. So I want to know do you have any tutorial for it. I want to interface zigbee enabled switches and dimmers and AC controls.


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