ECE497 Project: XBee

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Team members: Stephen Shinn, Matt Moravec, Josh Dugan.

Executive Summary

Project: XBee involves taking two series one XBee modules and interfacing them with the various sensors that have been documented in our ECE497 group. Our goal is to create wiki pages which expand on the sensors to include sample wireless communication documentation and source code.

Right now the various sensors have been documented and are working. We have not received the XBee modules yet, so we have not been able to use them.

Give two sentences telling what isn't working.

End with a two sentence conclusion.

The sentence count is approximate and only to give an idea of the expected length.

Installation Instructions

Give step by step instructions on how to install your project on the SPEd2 image.

  • Include your github path as a link like this:
  • Include any additional packages installed via opkg.
  • Include kernel mods.
  • If there is extra hardware needed, include links to where it can be obtained.

User Instructions

Once everything is installed, how do you use the program? Give details here, so if you have a long user manual, link to it here.


Here is where you brag about what your project can do.

Include a YouTube demo.

Theory of Operation

Give a high level overview of the structure of your software. Are you using GStreamer? Show a diagram of the pipeline. Are you running multiple tasks? Show what they do and how they interact.


  • Monday, 10/29 - XBee hardware received.
  • Thursday, 11/1 - XBee Bones are connected and commands can be sent.
  • Monday, 11/5 - Initial sensor implementation.
  • Thursday, 11/8 - Package language implemented between Bones.
  • Sunday, 11/11 - YouTube demo uploaded.
  • Monday, 11/12 - All documentation complete.
  • Tuesday, 11/13 - Presentation day; PowerPoint complete.

Work Breakdown

List the major tasks in your project and who did what.

Also list here what doesn't work yet and when you think it will be finished and who is finishing it.

Future Work

Suggest addition things that could be done with this project.


Give some concluding thoughts about the project. Suggest some future additions that could make it even more interesting.

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