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I’ve been editing Tom Igoe’s upcoming book, Making Things Talk, and it’s been a real blast. I’m building every project in the book, and my office is slowly getting taken over by wireless modules, sensors, and breadboards. In this example, I’m using the inexpensive ($19) Xbee modules to let two Arduinos talk to each other. Link to iPod-friendly video


  • MaxStream XBee Module – Link

  • XBee Breakout board from Spark Fun – Link
  • Wireless Communication with XBee Radios – Link
  • Cover photo candidates – Link

Brian Jepson

I’m a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I’m not tinkering, I’m probably editing a book for Maker Media.

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