10 Best Xbee Shields For Your Engineering Project


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Xbee is one of the popular wireless modules out here, it runs on Zigbee firmware. Below we have a made a list of best shield/adapters that allow Xbee to be easily interfaced with controllers such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi. So check out this list of 10 best Xbee shields that you can buy right now

10. XBee/XBee Pro/Ciseco XRF Breakout Board to 0.1″ DIP Adapter(4$)

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Simple breakout board for the popular XBee/XBee Pro modules.Double sided, FR4 Material with 800mA current rating of voltage regulator.
You can get one here

9. SparkFun XBee Explorer Regulated(11.30$)

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The SparkFun XBee Explorer Regulated takes care of the 3.3V regulation, signal conditioning, and basic activity indicators (Power, RSSI and DIN/DOUT activity LEDs). It translates the 5V serial signals to 3.3V so that you can connect a 5V (down to 3.3V) system to any XBee module. The board was conveniently designed to mate directly with Arduino Pro boards for wireless boot-loading and USB based configuration.
You can get one here

8. Gikfun XBee Zigbee Shield RF Module for Arduino UNO EK1356(13$)

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XBee Zigbee Shield RF module for ARDUINO UNO Duemilanove Mega1280 Mega2560 nano. The shield features a push button for reset.

You can get one here

7. 2 Channel Relay Shield Module for (For Arduino) (XBee / BTBee Interface)(20$)

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This a relay shield for Xbee module. A push button for reset and a red connector for easily providing power are included in the module.
You can get one here

6. Xbee Explorer Xbee USB Adapter(12$)

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This tiny Xbee shield also has an USB adapter.It can be easily connected to a PC via mini USB cable. Further, it has XBee-setting support software X-CTU. It can also be used as a USB-TTL adapter.
You can get one here

5. SainSmart Xbee Shield Module for Arduino UNO MEGA Nano DUE Duemilanove(12$)

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Ranges 2-3 times beyond the standard ZigBee modules and is easy to install with the Arduino. Works with simple AT commands and is low power consuming.

You can get one here

4. Sparkfun XBee Explorer Regulated(23$)

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The XBee Explorer Regulated takes care of the 3.3V regulation, signal conditioning, and basic activity indicators (Power, RSSI and DIN/DOUT activity LEDs). It translates the 5V serial signals to 3.3V so that you can connect a 5V (down to 3.3V) system to any XBee module. The board was conveniently designed to mate directly with Arduino Pro boards for wireless bootloading and USB based configuration.

You can get one here

3. Relay Shield V1.3 Board 4 Channel Relay Xbee Wireless Module Control For Arduino(12$)

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One of the robust modules for Xbee out there. Has a relay maximum switching voltage: 240VAC / 60VDC . Relay Max Switching Current: 5A and contact load capacity: 1A 250VAC, 3A 120VA / 24VDC.
You can get one here

2. XBee Explorer Dongle(30$)

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A high quality dongle for Xbee. This unit works with all XBee modules including the Series 1 and Series 2.5, standard and Pro version.
You can get one here

1. ARPI600 for Raspberry Pi 1/2 Model B B+ A+ Plus Supports Arduino XBee Modules with Various Interface IO Expansion Board(28$)

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This shield is compatible with all Raspberry PI boards and Arduino UNO. This shield actually intends Raspberry Pi GPIO interface to adapt to Arduino pinouts, as the manufacturer states ” it is possible to use the Pi together with vast Arduino shields and hardware/software resources” .
You can get one here

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