Category: Lights, Motors, & More

Cymbal Monkey


Need your alerts noticed? How about a crash of cymbals followed by the insistent screeching of an agitated ape? It will certainly catch attention faster than a softly blinking light. Here’s how to make an incomparable wireless alarm by triggering a clamorous cymbal monkey via an XBee radio.

Get Started

7-Segment Number Display


Number communicate clearly. With a simple 7-segment numeric display you can show how many, how much, which one or when with precision. It’s a snap to display numbers wirelessly with an XBee radio.

Get Started

XBee Scent Generator


What does information smell like? Now you can savor the bouquet of your data with an XBee Scent Generator. We show how to connect easily connect a battery-powered air freshener to the wireless web, using an XBee radio.

Get Started

LCD Text Display


Words are how humans communicate. An inexpensive LCD text display can be the most economical way to make your project talk to people, and it’s easy to make a wireless one with an XBee radio.

Get Started

Wireless Control of AC Devices with a PowerSwitch Tail


Wirelessly control high voltage AC devices with an XBee 802.15.4 connected to a PowerSwitch Tail relay.

Get Started

Wireless Panel Meter


Watch the needle go back and forth as you satisfy your nostalgia for analog outputs with this tutorial on making a wireless panel meter.

Get Started

802.15.4 Digital Output with an LED


Making an LED illuminate is one of the first things many people do when they start learning electronics. We’re putting a wireless spin on that achievement by hooking up an LED to one of the XBee’s outputs.

Get Started

802.15.4 PWM Output with an LED


XBee radios have two PWM outputs and in this tutorial, we’re going to connect an LED to one of them. When we do that, we can control the brightness of the LED wirelessly.

Get Started

Light Switch XBee


The Light Switch XBee is a wireless wall switch that can control lamps, fans, motors or your homemade robot. This project can serve as a model for almost any digital input device you’d like to build.

Get Started