I have 2 Xbees Series 1. They communicate and send a packet with no problem, FiNALLY.
My Remote/Transmitter Xbee has an Adafruit Joystick with Sel Button and a common 3.3 volt supply and common ground to all (no arduino). I connected X wire to pin 20 on the Xbee, Y wire connected to pin 19 Xbee and in the setup I'm using those as ADC.
My Receiving/Coordinator Xbee will be connected to an arduino and control motors from the Xbee ADC signal of the remote eventually
Still have to figure out how to extract the information from the packet in an arduino sketch. Every book and post I read never give a clear example of actually showing how to identify the part of the packet that came from a particular pin of the transmitting Xbee. But, that's another post................don't understand how to change from hex to decimal in a sketch.
For now the Receiving Xbee is connected to the PC via X-CTU. When I turn on the remote packets come through the receiver side, but when I push the joystick none of the values for the adc change. 00 00 03 FF 03 FF are the values I get and I have the settings to monitor any pin on the receiving side. I've uploaded my settings from each module.
Is it true that ADC only takes 1.2V because when I check the voltage of my joystick it registers 1.6V centered, 0V all the way to the left, and 3V all the way to the right. Is this OK ? If not how do I get the voltage on the joystick down to 1.2V for the first 2 wires that are ADC ? I hope someone can help me. I'm losing hair,.........pulling it out for days
Oh, do I need the Pull-Up Resistor on the transmitter end activated ? Does that setting cover all the pins ? I'm a Xbee noob, so thanks for your patience. If you live in Austin, TX and help me get this going - FREE LUNCH REWARD !
Thanks AGAIN EVERYONE !!!