I have been doing a lot of research and am having trouble finding out how to configure my setup. My current setup is proving to be difficult, I am using an Arduino and Xbee on one side and a Standalone XBEE on the other side. What I am trying to do is have a remote control that will have a XBEE only with the following I/O; 2 switches (DI), 1 potentiometer (ADC), and two LEDS (High/Low). I want to monitor the switches and the potentiometer and send a signal whenever one of them changes.
It will be sending a signal to another XBEE that is connected to an Arduino that will be running all my code. The Arduino is in charge of sending the signals back to the remote to turn the LED’s on and off but the remote needs to send the signals to the Arduino that will affect the code running on the Arduino.
The issue I am having is this is XBEE direct on one side but on the other (Arduino side) I am trying to send API packets to control the LED’s. I am not sure how to set up the XBEE’s to do this. I have it sort of working now as I can control the LEDS from the Arduino but the remote is constantly receiving packets from the Arduino side XBEE, so the remote can not keep up and will not transmit back.
I am looking for a little help to see if anyone can point me in the direction as to how to set this up. Normally I would just put an Arduino in the remote and I would not have an issue, however I am trying to keep cost down and Battery life up on the remote.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Schematics on the XBEE side