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Smart home XBee and Neopixel
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Smart home XBee and Neopixel

by diiiz_ on Thu May 18, 2017 5:12 am

Hey, as this my first post my experience with Arduino boards and the Zigbee protocol is pretty non extistent. But I want to learn how to use those things for other projects.

My plan is to buy a homee hub with zigbee. Then use this to control the neopixel's light.
My thinking is that I need a XBee unit like this https://www.adafruit.com/product/968 to communicate with the hub. The module's data will be processed by a Controller like a ??feather?? or Arduino? (please advice me to the right one) And then the controller sets the light. Please correct me if I'm wrong!
I hope someone can help get on the right tracks so I can start making my smart home possible.
Thanks!

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Re: Smart home XBee and Neopixel

by adafruit_support_rick on Thu May 18, 2017 9:02 am

You can use any sort of Arduino or feather (except a Trinket or Gemma). Depends on which one has a good form-factor for your application.

BTW, don't bother with the XBee USB adapter. You can't use that with Arduino. It's strictly for computers.

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Re: Smart home XBee and Neopixel

by diiiz_ on Thu May 18, 2017 9:42 am

Ok, thanks!

Is it possible to recieve data through Zigbee and process them to the Feather board?
If yes, are there any tutorials?

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Re: Smart home XBee and Neopixel

by adafruit_support_rick on Thu May 18, 2017 10:08 am

As far as I know, you just configure the XBee/ZigBee as a serial port and read the data that way.

ZigBee is a bit more difficult to configure than XBee. Can you use regular XBee modules?

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