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NXTBee Sensor

Starting at: $55.01

  • Model: NXTBee
  • Manufactured by: Dexter Industries




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Product Overview:

  • Fast, long-distance wireless communications.
  • Communicate Far: Send data over 300 feet.
  • Communicate Fast: High speed communication between NXT's.
  • Communicate Wide: Talk to multiple NXTs and other devices and robots.
  • Communicate Easily: Minimal configuration with advanced options for secure and mesh networking.
  • See what Dexter industries has done with the NXTBee here.

 

Detailed Description

The Dexter Industries NXTBee sensor brings the Digi XBee radios to the Lego Mindstorms NXT system! These high-speed long-distance wireless communications sensors allow your NXT to communicate with any other device with an XBee radio. The XBee 802.15 communication protocol is the standard for robots everywhere!

Communicate Far: With the NXTBee you can send information up to 300 ft and the NXTBee PRO up to 1.2 km.

Communicate Fast: The NXTBee utilizes the high speed RS-485 line for high speed communication.

Communicate Wide: The NXTBee uses the XBee protocol which includes point to point networking and mesh networking.

 

 

Technical Specs


Performance: NXTBee

  • Power output: 1mW (+0 dBm) North American & International version
  • Indoor/Urban range: Up to 100 ft (30 m)
  • Outdoor/RF line-of-sight range: Up to 300 ft (90 m)
  • Operating frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Receiver sensitivity: -92 dBm



Networking

  • Spread Spectrum type: DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
  • Networking topology: Point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, & peer-to-peer
  • Error handling: Retries & acknowledgements
  • Filtration options: PAN ID, Channel, and 64-bit addresses
  • Channel capacity:
  • NXTBee: 16 Channels
  • NXTBee-PRO: 12 Channels
  • Addressing: 65,000 network addresses available for each channel



Certifications: FCC, IC, Europe/ETSI, Australia/Ctick.

More information on the NXTBee can be found in the User Guide here.

 

 

Downloads

 

User Guides and Tutorials:

 

NXTBee User Guide

(Wiki)

Most up to date NXTBee Sensor user-guide and FAQ.

 

NXTBee User Guide

(PDF)

Download the NXTBee Sensor user-guide for general information on the sensor and FAQ.

 

NXT-G Blocks and Examples:

 

NXT-G Blocks

(zip)

Includes NXT-G blocks to transmit and receive, enhanced firmware for the NXT, and Labview VI's for the NXTBee.

 

NXT-G Examples

(zip)

Send and receive examples for the NXTBee.

 

RobotC Drivers and Examples:

 

Hello World Program

(zip)

A very useful package for RobotC from Tim Frietz at CMU. A very easy way to start and send data and includes a short cheat sheet on RobotC functions for use with the NXTBee.

 

Configure NXTBee

(c)

A very useful NXTBee utility built by Xander. This program configures a fresh Xbee radio for use with the NXTBee system. This program allows you to test, set, and reset the baud speed. Thanks Mightor!

 

Lookup Table

(zip)

RobotC code example for using a lookup table as a checksum.

 

Flag Waiver example.

(zip)

RobotC code example for the Flag Waiver from our blog.

 

RC Car Example

(.zip)

A more advanced programming example of a radio controlled car; an example from our blog.

 

Arduino RC Car

(.zip)

A Lego Mindstorms NXT Car, controlled by the Arduino. another example from our blog. RobotC and Arduino code here.

 

Secure Networking Example

(.c)

How to setup a secure network for your Mindstorm NXT using the NXTBee. We outline the project in detail in our blog here.

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