Arduino XBee Shield by SparkFun

Easily connect XBee modules to an Arduino using this XBee Shield from SparkFun Electronics. The shield works with the Arduino Pro or USB Duemilanove boards and with all XBee modules.

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The XBee Shield simplifies the task of interfacing an XBee with your Arduino. This board mates directly with an Arduino Pro or USB board, and equips it with wireless communication capabilities using the popular XBee module. This unit works with all XBee modules including the Series 1 and Series 2.5, standard and Pro version. This is SparkFun's own design and is a distant relative to the official XBee Shield from Arduino.

The serial pins (DIN and DOUT) of the XBee are connected through an SPDT switch, which allows you to select a connection to either the UART pins (D0, D1) or digital pins 2 and 3 of the Arduino. Power is taken from the 5V pin of the Arduino and regulated on-board to 3.3VDC before being supplied to the XBee. The shield also takes care of level shifting on the DIN pin of the XBee.

The board also includes LEDs to indicate power and activity on DIN, DOUT, RSSI, and DIO5 pins of the XBee. The Arduino's reset button is brought out on the shield, and a 12x11 grid of 0.1" holes are available for prototyping.


The shield does not come with headers installed; we recommend the 6 and 8-pin stackable headers. The XBee module is also not included.


  • Mounts directly onto your Arduino
  • DIN and DOUT pins of XBee can be connected to either the UART pins or D2 and D3 of the Arduino
  • 3.3V power regulation and level shifting all taken care of
  • 12x11 grid of 0.1" spaced prototyping holes
  • Reset button brought out
  • Power, DIN, DOUT, RSSI and DIO5 indicator LEDs


This shield works with...

XBee Module 1mW with Wire Antenna

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