New in the Maker Shed: Uartsbee V3.1 Xbee / FTDI Adapter

New in the Maker Shed: Uartsbee V3.1 Xbee / FTDI Adapter

The new UartSBee V3.1 from the Maker Shed is a dual use Xbee adapter / FTDI programmer. The USB port allows you to hook XBee modules up to your computer for programming and wireless linking. The integrated FT232RL IC can be used for programming or communicating with TTL/CMOS level serial devices, just like an FTDI Friend. It’s like a little Swiss Army knife for Xbees and programming. Works with both Xbee Series 1 and Series 2 modules.


  • Reset button for Xbee modules
  • 3.3V and 5V dual power output
  • 3.3V and 5V IO compatible
  • USB 2.0 protocol
  • BitBang mode ready
  • Application
  • USB Serial adapter to communicate with TTL/CMOS level Serial devices
  • Programmer for Arduino and compatible boards
  • USB Adapter of Xbee modules for PC wireless function
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