Sense/Stage MiniBee+XBee
  • Sense/Stage MiniBee+XBee

Sense/Stage MiniBee+XBee

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The Sense/Stage MiniBee is a small microcontroller board based on the Arduino, integrated with a connection for an XBee wireless chip, and a 3axis accelerometer (the ADXL345) on board. The board has a 20pin connector to hook up your own sensors. The board comes preprogrammed with firmware that allows for a wireless configuration from open source software that communicates via OpenSoundControl (OSC) with many different software environments, such as PureData, SuperCollider, Processing, and Max/MSP.

Wireless Module
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Overview of the features:

• Small footprint

• 6 analog inputs: A0, A1, A2, A3, A6, A7

• 8 digital inputs or outputs: D3, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10, D11

• PWM (“analog”) output, at pins D3, D5, D6, D9, D10, D11

• TWI (or I2C) communication: SDA (A4), SCL (A5)

• Integrated ADXL345 – 3axis accelerometer

• Serial I/O: RX, TX (to XBee)

• Power input (between 3.3V and 5V), through battery connector and coin cell battery

• Regulated power output: 3.3V, GND

• On/off switch

• Short circuit protection with a resetting fuse

• Status LEDs for power, association with XBee network, XBee receiving data, and configuration status

• Preprogrammed with open source firmware for wireless configuration for using many common sensor configurations

• Firmware communication with open source software using OpenSoundControl (OSC), supported by many common interactive software environments (e.g. SuperCollider, Max/MSP, PureData, Processing)

• Programmable via the Arduino IDE

The Sense/Stage MiniBee is preprogrammed with the standard MiniBee firmware. The XBee is configured to work with this firmware. The package includes 1 Sense/Stage MiniBee, 1 XBee Series 1 with chip antenna, and 1 10x2 female header.

Full documentation on the Sense/Stage system:

General overview of the Sense/Stage system:

Documentation of the Sense/Stage MiniBee:

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