XBee S1 blown

I’ve just “blown” an XBee S1 and am trying to get another one or would there be a good replacement (a pair needed of course). I’m a newbie so not clear on what my options would be

Hi John
Check Core web site. This device has been retired but they have a replacement just called “XBee”.
Cheers Bob

Hey John,
Welcome to the forums!

What are you looking at using the Xbee for? While we don’t have that exact product currently, we may be able to find a suitable replacement for it if we can get a better idea of your project needs?


Hi Blayden

I was following an example in the Arduino Cookbook Edn 3.

I’d like to do a Bluetooth connection - I use the DrDuino Explorer which has this BLE module

I’m new to all this but experimenting with many options.

Its all on the presumption of controlling something over/remotely by Bluetooth, WiFi etc…

Hey John,

I suspect that module is a HC board, probably the SH-HC-08 or another BLE variant given it is on the DrDuino Explorer.

With that being said, it should be relatively easy to rig up a HC-06 or similar bluetooth module to a microcontroller of your choice to essentially act as a Serial Port that you can transmit and receive from to control and receive data from other bluetooth devices (although likely with a decent amount more power draw):

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tks Bryce
apologties for long response.