Create wireless sensor networks and intelligent interactive devices with the ZigBee wireless networking protocol. With this fast-paced, hands-on guide, you'll build a series of useful projects by the time you're halfway through the book, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data.
ZigBee is creating revolutions in volcano monitoring, performance art, clean energy, and consumer electronics. By following the examples in each chapter, you'll learn how to tackle inspiring projects of your own. This resource- and reference-packed book is perfect for inventors, hackers, crafters, students, hobbyists, and scientists. Get a shopping list for XBee low-power radios, components, antennas, and more Turn your collection of components into a simple, working ZigBee network in less than two hours Use the Arduino electronics prototyping platform to build a series of increasingly complex doorbell projects Become familiar with XBee's API mode for building sensor networks Build a full-scalable sensing and display system with inexpensive components Learn about power management, sleep mode, and other nuances of sensor networking Make gateways that connect with neighboring networks, including the Internet Get a potpourri of intriguing project ideas, both practical and fantastic