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    Re: Bricked XBee [Sigh]

    Gotcha. I kinda thought that would be the answer to that one.

    Hmm. Decisions...
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    Re: Bricked XBee [Sigh]

    Incidentally: I sent "!!! It's colder than reindeer balls !!!" 15,623 from the Arduino to the PC and "!!! sllab reednier naht redloc s'tI" back from the PC to the Arduino in response. I had one dropped packet, but error recover recovered it, looking at the timestamps in my logs.

    Granted it's only ~75ft, but one is sitting in the kitchen (and I had the microwave running for several minutes which also nukes my Bluetooth anywhere in 30ft) and the other is in the lab, a couple feet from two wireless routers and a bluetooth repeater.

    Something to be said for clean power?
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    On my front porch it's 4 Deg.F right now...Reindeer got nuthin on us...Bwaaahaaha

    So that's what it looks like in German....
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    I need to update my answer. Everything was working fine without specifying addresses but it turned out to be slow and I was dropping the occasional packet. I set the destination addresses and saw a massive improvement in performance.

    I also added some recovery stuff to my serial software as well. The robot echos the data stream coming from the computer. If they don't match then the computer resends the data until they do.
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    This worked for me when the reset trick refused to.

    It is possible when using the USB board. You just have to go about it in a different manner.
    1. Take the module out of the interface board.
    2. Connect the interface board to the computer.
    3. Open X-CTU
    4. Go to "Modem Configuration"
    5. Put a check in the "Always update firmware" box
    6. Select proper modem from drop down menu,
    7. Select proper function set and firmware version
    from drop down menus.
    8. Click on the "Write" button. After a few seconds of
    trying to read the modem, you will get an Info box
    that says Action Needed. At this point, CAREFULLY
    insert the module into the interface board.
    9. You may get the info box again a short while after,
    just use the reset button on the interface board.

    This should get you back up and running.

    It can take a couple of tries but it worked for me.

    If you just have a breakout board make sure you hook up the Xbee like this:

    http://www.faludi.com/itp_coursework...e_upgrade.html

    It won't work with just Dout and Din connected. Otherwise follow the instructions above.

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    Welcome to the forum, and thanks for that follow-up!
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