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Arduino Xbee shield with chipKit max32

Created Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:45:45 +0000 by hruodbert


Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:45:45 +0000

Hi, I want to use Arduino Xbee shield with chipKit max32 but I've verified with multimeter that the output voltage of pins J13 (SPI Signal Connector) of chipKit max32 is low.

There's any kind of software/hardware configuration for configurate chipKit max32 for work correctly Arduino Xbee shield?



The same Arduino Xbee shield can be mounted without any problem on Arduino diecimila or Arduino 2560 (similar of chipKit max32)


Tue, 08 Nov 2011 21:46:30 +0000

I was wondering about that too. The Xbees are 3.3v devices. So the 5v hardware should be unnecessary. Also, the uno32 has two serial ports. If the high port was used for the xbee then the default one could be used as normal.


Thu, 19 Jan 2012 04:43:26 +0000

Hey, i'm just curious if you ever figured this out. I am in a similar situation with this shield:


if the link doesnt work just search on ebay for:

Atmega2560 Mega Compatible V5 IO Expansion/Xbee extension Shield for arduino

Anyway, the shield has an xbee connection and hobby servo style connections and it would be great if it would work. BUT, im a newb to arduino and i'm not quite sure if i'm doing something wrong or if there is a compatibility issue with the chipkit max32.

Do I have to have both xbee's connected and communicating while configuring before i install it on the shield?

Jacob Christ

Sat, 21 Jan 2012 07:04:35 +0000

I'm pretty sure I've seen some other posts of people talking to XBee's on with an Uno on this message board. Look around.



Wed, 08 Feb 2012 12:05:47 +0000


I'm currently on the lookout for a faster board then my arduino uno ...

i was wondering if anyone has gotten the Dfrobot xbee shield + bluetooth bee running on a chipkit board.

I require them to get a communication between an Android cell phone <--> chipkit

Is there anyone who has tried this before ?

Kind Regards



Sun, 12 Feb 2012 22:22:45 +0000

Did anyone ever figure out a way to use the Xbee Shield on a chipKIT?