Communication Shield (XBee, Bluetooth, RFID) - XBee Shield

The communication shield allows to use XBee modules or our Bluetooth Pro or RFID modules.


This shield allows to use XBee modules or our Bluetooth Pro or RFID modules.

Arduino XBee Tutorial

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The Arduino XBee shield allows your Arduino board to communicate wirelessly using Zigbee. It was developed in collaboration with Arduino. This documentation describes the use of the shield with the XBee module.

It is also compatible with Raspberry Pi using the Raspberry Pi to Arduino shields connection bridge.

This tutorial describes some features of Bluetooth module PRO for Arduino / Raspberry Pi which has been mainly designed to discover high amount of bluetooth devices in a variable area. Besides that, connection processes between two bluetooth modules are shown.

It has to be mentioned that inquiry processes of bluetooth module are anonymous due to only MAC address is obtained from the bluetooth remote device. No account or phone numbers are obtained. These facts allows saving privacy of bluetooth users.

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a technology that uses electromagnetic fields to identify objects in a contactless way; it is also called proximity identification.

There are 2 elements in RFID communications: the RFID module (or reader/writer device) and an RFID card (or tag). The RFID module acts as the master and the card acts as the slave; this means the module queries the card and sends instructions to it. In a normal RFID communication, the RFID module is fixed and the user takes his card near it when he needs to start the interaction.

In this tutorial we are going to introduce the use of Arduino and Raspberry Pi with WiFi. We will use the WiFi Module Roving RN-171

This module fits in the XBee socket of our Communication Shield and allows to connect your Arduino shield to a WiFi network and also fits in the Raspberry Pi to Arduino shields Connection Bridge.

The current tutorial explains how to take the most of the Galileo board by using on it the Arduino and Raspberry Pi shields and modules designed by Cooking Hacks

Galileo comes with a single-core 32-bit, 400MHz Quark SoC X1000 processor, supports 3.3 or 5 volt shields and has an Ethernet and USB port. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux, the software of Galileo also has support for the Arduino shield ecosystem.

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