Teensy and XBee - covered pins

by Eiður on Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:35 am

I have been thinking about buying a teensy https://www.adafruit.com/products/199

But I want to use an xbee as well - from the pictures I have seen
http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/td_libs_XBee.html

....It seems that all the analog inputs are covered if one uses an Xbee with the teensy - is that so?
sort of seems to make the device useless (like an extension cord plugged into itself :) ?

For my project I would like to connect six sensors using six analog pin´s
and send it over xbee to my computer - (each pin would have to have 1024 resolution)- Is there any other board that would be better for my purposes

It would need to be as small as possible though

All the best. Eiður
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Re: Teensy and XBee - covered pins

by adafruit_support_rick on Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:11 am

You could put your analog stuff on a protoboard and sandwich it between the teensy and the xbee adapter with some stacking headers.
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Re: Teensy and XBee - covered pins

by Eiður on Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:04 pm

Ok

What is a good way to power the whole thing if I am not getting power from the usb cord?

Is there some kind of battery solution for that?
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Re: Teensy and XBee - covered pins

by adafruit_support_rick on Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:31 pm

PJRC has a page on teensy power options. Basically, you can directly power it from a couple of AA's. Or, you can run it from a wall-wart. Or you can use something like a minty-boost, which will provide regulated power to the USB plug.

There are lots of ways to do it - it depends on what you requirements are (battery or mains, battery run-time, etc.)
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