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    Default XBee Tutorial - Chapter 1 Draft "Introduction" and "Networking & XBee Overview"

    Hi All,

    As Ken promised, we will be releasing draft chapters of "Getting Started with XBee RF Modules - A Tutorial for BASIC Stamp and Propeller Microcontrollers" by Martin Hebel and George Bricker periodically in this forum. I'll make a new thread for each chapter.

    These are DRAFT chapters, so you may find hand-drawn sketches and schematics, typos,errors, omissions, etc. We welcome your sharp eyes and feedback!

    Attached is the Introduction and Chapter 1: Networking & XBee Overview. The PDF is enabled for comments in Adobe Reader. Feel free to email me at editor@parallax.com as you find errata.

    (I have a very early TOC, which I did not include in this post, but I will ask Martin for an updated TOC and post that as well as soon as it is available.)

    An index to all of the chapter draft posts is included in the Wireless Index stickly thread.

    Thanks much,
    -Steph


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    I'll go through it carefully later, but a quick comment now: I'd love to see a brief, simple example of RF Link Budget calculations included in the document.

    That's something I know I need to learn about, and the rest of the document seems written at the right level to make that useful. Right now I'm still mentally bleeping over all that stuff about dB (he admits, embarrassingly).
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    Thank you for the draft, Stephanie and Marty.

    Anybody who has had to work with manual error checking, checksums and related issues of the more primitive RF products will be thrilled by XBee. So many headaches have been removed and replaced with features!

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    Thanks for getting this edited and posted Stephanie. We have up to chapter 5 written with a total of 8 planned. They will be rolled out as they are written & edited.

    Enjoy and we look forward to feedback.

    Martin
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    Very good introduction.

    John Abshier
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    Very informative! I look forward to reading more! I love the more thorough explanations of the pinouts. :)

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    Here are some edits for all four of the chapters (attached).

    Paul
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    Paul, thanks much for the careful read-through, commenting and suggestions on each chapter. We'll work on reviewing and incorporating.

    -Martin
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