Development v12

Warning - Product Update

All the resources present on this section belong to Waspmote v12, Waspmote Plug & Sense! v12 and Meshlium v3.8.

If you have a Waspmote v15, Waspmote Plug & Sense! v15 or Meshlium v4.0 please go to the new Development Section.

Check what is your version and what are the differences between the old and the new one in this document.

» 802 04a: Send unicast @16b

This program shows how to send packets with XBee-802.15.4 modules. The destination address is set as a 16-bit network address.

Required Materials

1 x Waspmote PRO
1 x Battery
1 x MiniUSB wire
1 x XBee-802.15.4 module


- This example belongs to a two-code example. This is the sending part.
- Both XBee modules must be configured with the same network parameters (PANID, channel, encryption mode)
- The battery has to be connected.
- This example can be executed in Waspmote v12 and Waspmote v15


 *  ------ [802_04a] - send packets using a unicast 16-bit address -------- 
 *  Explanation: This program shows how to send packets with 
 *  XBee-802.15.4 modules. The destination address is set as a
 *  16-bit network address 
 *  Copyright (C) 2016 Libelium Comunicaciones Distribuidas S.L. 
 *  This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify 
 *  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by 
 *  the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or 
 *  (at your option) any later version. 
 *  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, 
 *  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of 
 *  GNU General Public License for more details. 
 *  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License 
 *  along with this program.  If not, see <>. 
 *  Version:           3.0
 *  Design:            David Gascón 
 *  Implementation:    Yuri Carmona
#include <WaspXBee802.h>
#include <WaspFrame.h>

// Destination MAC address
char RX_ADDRESS[] = "1234";

// Define the Waspmote ID
char WASPMOTE_ID[] = "node_01";

// define the network address for the Xbee module
char OWN_NETADDRESS[] = "1212";

// define variable
uint8_t error;

void setup()
  // init USB port
  USB.println(F("Sending packets example - TX NODE (16-bit addressing)"));

  // store Waspmote identifier in EEPROM memory
  frame.setID( WASPMOTE_ID );
  // init XBee 
  // set 0x1212 as this XBee's Network Address (MY address)
  xbee802.setOwnNetAddress( OWN_NETADDRESS );
  // write values to XBee module memory

void loop()
  // 1. Create Data Frame

  // 1.1 create new frame
  frame.createFrame( ASCII );  
  // 1.2 add frame fields
  frame.addSensor(SENSOR_STR, "This_is_a_message");  
  // 2. Send packet

  // send XBee packet
  error = xbee802.send( RX_ADDRESS, frame.buffer, frame.length );   
  // check TX flag
  if( error == 0 )
    USB.println(F("send ok"));
    // blink green LED
    USB.println(F("send error"));
    // blink red LED

  // wait for five seconds



Sending packets example - TX NODE (16-bit addressing)
send ok
send ok

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