Introduction: Simple Arduino Serial Communication.
I've wanted to make a wireless robot for a while by using x bees or other types of wireless communication. This isn't a complete i'ble as to where i show you how to make a robot this is more of a template. I'll show you the code i made and a couple pictures of what the setup would look like.
(please excuse the picture quality my camera is at my friends so i had to use an iPad)
ok i just realized that i didn't finish the transmit code ill get that up soon.
Step 1: The Code.
Here's my simple code i wrote(its made using the Arduino 1.0 beta so its an .ino file but ill get a .pde soon.)
-there made for the mega just so u can have many functions
-one is a receive and the other is a send
-it just uses a switch and case function depending on the char or int it receives
The first picture is a simple schematic of how to wire an xb to ur arduino
TX-> goes to RX<-
Rx<- goes to TX->
then power pos and neg got to there respective pins.
Step 3: Working With the Code.
The code is simple it gives u a basic outline of what it does when it receives a character U,D,L,R or integer 0-10.
Then you just put ur code with what you want it to do when that case is called.
The send code is a little more than that you have to setup how you want it to talk to the arduino either buttons or switches or sensors.
Then u should be able to wire it up and begin with simple wireless communication.
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