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Building Wireless Sensor Networks

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Create wireless sensor networks and intelligent interactive devices with the ZigBee wireless networking protocol. With this fast-paced, hands-on guide, you'll build a series of useful projects by the time you're halfway through the book, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data. ZigBee is creating revolutions in volcano monitoring, pe ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 28th 2011 by O′Reilly (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jun 07, 2015 Doug rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good but basic introduction to XBee

If you've never dealt with pull-up resistors, serial communications or wireless radios then this book is a good introduction. The material gets a little bit repetitive around the setup, configuration and troubleshooting of the radios but is otherwise clear and easy to understand.

Unfortunately the real power of XBee radios is only realized when using API mode, which the book mentions but does not cover to a useful level.

Consider this book as a good starting poi
Feb 11, 2014 Toby rated it liked it
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The version of this book that I read didn't make it completely clear that this book is focused only on Zigbee protocol devices. Zigbee is a great protocol and is fascinating in that it has a built-in mesh networking protocol. However, the devices are pretty expensive, and so if you need simple sensor nodes for a project, you might want to try something else. There are a lot of commercial Zigbee based devices, so if you don't want to roll your own devices, Zigbee might be a good way to go. In tha ...more
A bit simplistic, but a nice introduction to zigbee and xbee
Abdurrachman Mappuji
Dec 26, 2015 Abdurrachman Mappuji rated it really liked it
Nice intro books to sensor network.
Jan 27, 2013 Shawn rated it really liked it
God intro book.
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This book is awesome! Some of it is overly simple, but there is enough information to keep anyone busy with projects and ideas.
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May 23, 2012 Hari Seldon rated it it was amazing
Ottimo ed esauriente. Per me O'Reilly è una garanzia.
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