This is Version 2.0 of the Xboard. The main improvement is that it now operates at 5V, making it compatible with most sensors and I2C protocol without the need of a voltage level converter.
The XBoard is a unique Arduino board which features a WIZnet ethernet port, an XBee socket, and an ATMega328. This board will add wireless XBee control as well as internet connectivity to your projects. It's great for anything from home automation to robot control. The possibilities are endless!
It has 8 Analog I/O pins and 8 digital pins, 4 of which have PWM (indicated by an asterisk). It is compatible with all XBee modules, and also comes with an integrated socket for APC220 RF Module or DF-Bluetooth Module. The XBoard can be programmed via an FTDI programmer or via the ICSP header. Power is provided through a Mini USB connector. You can setup a web server through which you may communicate with a remote Arduino using XBee radios, bluetooth or APC modules. This information can be posted to a web site, Twitter or other services.
- MCU:Atmega328P low voltage version (16Mhz)
- Arduino Uno bootloader
- Supply voltage:5~12v
- Output voltage:5v/3.3v
- Digital IO: 8
- Analog In: 8
- Envionment Friendly: Rohs Compliance
- PWR: indicates that the board and shield are powered
- LINK: indicates the presence of a network link and flashes when the shield transmits or receives data
- FULLD: indicates that the network connection is full duplex
- 100M: indicates the presence of a 100 Mb/s network connection (as opposed to 10 Mb/s)
- RX: flashes when the shield receives data
- TX: flashes when the shield sends data
- COLL: flashes when network collisions are detected
Note: By using the Xbee S2, the x-board will have the capability to establish a wireless network which is able to control up to 255 end points. Other wireless modules only support Point to Point communication.
|Projects|Project 1. Using the Arduino Xboard to control a relay
In this project you will find how to use the XBoard with xbee along with another arduino to control some objects over your local network.Hardware needed:
Project 2. X-Board V2 and Pachube data on LCD1. Romeo2. X-Board3. Light Sensor4 .Gas Sensor5 .Motion Sensor6. Tempreture&Humidity Sensor7. Waterproof temperature sensor
This project reads feed data on Pachube and shows the data on an LCD. The project is quite simple. The following hardware was used:
-DFRobot X-Board v2 (DFR0162)
-DFRobot FTDI Basic Breakout (DFR0065) for uploading the sketch code to X-Board
- DFRobot USB Power adapter (FIT0197)
-USB cable for power
-Ethernet cable to connect it to router/internet
Project 3. DFRobot AutoEco System takes care of your garden.
By following this project it will help to grow a vegetable garden, and automate some other processes in our house along the way.
List of basic hardware to setup an AutoEco Sys: