Building Wireless Sensor Networks
with ZigBee, XBee, Arduino, and Processing
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: December 2010
Pages: 322

Get ready to create distributed sensor systems and intelligent interactive devices using the ZigBee wireless networking protocol and Series 2 XBee radios. By the time you're halfway through this fast-paced, hands-on guide, you'll have built a series of useful projects, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data.

Radio networking is creating revolutions in volcano monitoring, performance art, clean energy, and consumer electronics. As you follow the examples in each chapter, you'll learn how to tackle inspiring projects of your own. This practical guide is ideal for inventors, hackers, crafters, students, hobbyists, and scientists.

  • Investigate an assortment of practical and intriguing project ideas
  • Prep your ZigBee toolbox with an extensive shopping list of parts and programs
  • Create a simple, working ZigBee network with XBee radios in less than two hours -- for under $100
  • Use the Arduino open source electronics prototyping platform to build a series of increasingly complex projects
  • Get familiar with XBee's API mode for creating sensor networks
  • Build fully scalable sensing and actuation systems with inexpensive components
  • Learn about power management, source routing, and other XBee technical nuances
  • Make gateways that connect with neighboring networks, including the Internet
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Good primer to wireless networks

By Dave

from Palmy, New Zealand

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  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

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    • Intermediate

    Comments about oreilly Building Wireless Sensor Networks:

    I hate to admit it but I think I would have never been able to get a xbee series 2 network up and running without this book holding my hand along the way. There are just so many gotchas in the process that even with the book it can all get pretty frustrating. Thankfully the book has very few technical errors, so when things didn't work I could almost be certain that it was something I did wrong.

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    Recommended

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      Comments about oreilly Building Wireless Sensor Networks:

      Great book. Guides the reader from the basics to practical application without being overwhelming. I was learning to use the Arduino Uno and this book has many projects that allowed me to learn both Arduino and Zigbee.

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