I’m waiting for my quadcopter supplier to arrive and meanwhily try to create the remote controll / receiver working. I’m doing that using two XBee’s. The professional series should have extended range, so I got two XBee Pro S2.
I followed a nice tutorial from Ianlee (http://blog.ianlee.info/search/label/Omnicopter), but that failed. He is using the series 1 and perhaps there are more differences. I do use his c# code on the FEZ.
I hooked up both XBee explorers to two different FEZ’s (Panda 2) and ran code to send / receive data. I can see the red transmit led blinking on the XBee Explorer. I thought that was good news, but it turns out this led also starts blinking without a mounted XBee.
No communication is possible, so I installed X-CTU. My Xbee’s are identified as XBP24-B. I can flash the Xbee with X-CTU with different function sets and read this page:
Indicating that I should flash one XBee with the ZIGBEE ROUTER AT and one with the ZIGBEE COORDINATOR AT. So I did that using the latest firmware, set the PAN ID to 1231 and the baud rate to 57600 as I read somewhere that this would be the maximum for dual communication.
Flashing is OK and I can still connect to the XBee’s using X-CTU… however, I still don’t get them to work.
Also tried one FEZ/XBee transmitting a HELO every second and the other XBEE on the USB explorer on the PC with X-CTU terminal, hoping for the HELO to appear. However, nothing.
I’ve allready read 100 pages on sites about this but can’t find anything new to try. Does anyone have any tips, hints, etc?