2) Assemble the Parts
To hook up a joystick to an XBee, you’ll need:
- XBee 802.15.4 Radio
- Joystick – the 8-way joystick used in this example comes with its own wiring harness.
- Male headers – to solder to wires, making it easier to insert them into a breadboard (optional)
- Jumper wires
- XBee Breakout Board – for your circuit.
- XBee Explorer USB – for programming your radio.
- A DC power source, 2.8 – 3.4V – We’ll be using two AA batteries in a battery holder.