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Push Button Example: XBee Zigbee Cloud Kit

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A button or “momentary switch” is perfect for projects that require user input, or anyplace you need to detect a change in device state. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through wiring up a simple button to your XBee Zigbee so that its current state can be seen in a online application from anywhere in the world.

LED Example: XBee Zigbee Cloud Kit

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Making an LED illuminate is one of the first things many people do when they start learning electronics. We’re putting a wireless spin on that achievement by hooking up an LED to be controlled from the web.

Light Sensor Example: XBee Zigbee Cloud Kit

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Use a photocell light sensor with the XBee Zigbee Cloud Kit to sense and take action based on the amount of light that falls on the sensor.

Temperature Example: XBee Zigbee Cloud Kit

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Measuring temperature is a popular way to get started with analog sensing. This example uses the TMP36 low-voltage linear sensor that is included in the XBee Zigbee Cloud Kit.

Wireless Text-to-Speech Device

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Would you like to be able to type ANY word, phrase, sentence, or paragraph and have it speak wirelessly from a speaker? Well it’s now a reality. This project allows you to type into a serial terminal connected to an XBee, and when you press enter, the words are sent to another XBee enabled text-to-speech module that speaks the words out loud on a connected speaker.

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Figure 1. XBee Serial Connection
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Figure 2. Text-to-Speech Module

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Wireless Bar Graph Brightness Display

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Would you like an LED bar graph to wirelessly show you how bright or dim a room is elsewhere? Well this is just the solution for you! This project uses an MBed microcontroller, light sensor, LED bar graph, and a pair of XBee radios to get you going on monitoring brightness without even being there.

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Standard Lighting
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Dim Lighting
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Dark

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Wireless Disco Ball Controller

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Are you having a party? Would you like to be able to wirelessly control your disco ball’s revolution speed from afar? Then your solution is here! This project uses a set of XBees and an Arduino to control a disco ball’s lighting as well as how fast it revolves.

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Potentiometer Knob
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35% (light glows on)
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70% (slow spin)
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100% (fast spin)

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Device Cloud GPS

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Do you want to be able to access GPS coordinates of anything, flying or not? Well, you can do just that by wirelessly sending that data to be seen from a computer on Device Cloud. This will use the Arduino microcontroller and XBee radio. After all, Arduino and XBee are best friends in the electrical engineering world! Why else would an XBee shield exist?

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