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ROSSerial with multiple Xbees

asked 2014-01-09 03:20:34 -0600

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updated 2014-01-28 17:05:51 -0600

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When using ROSSerial, how does it handle multiple Xbee devices sending to a single Xbee? Is this performed using Unicast methods? Is there a way to setup ROSSerial devices to send to multiple computers instead of just one?

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answered 2014-09-23 18:11:38 -0600

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I don't think you'd have any problem doing this, as long as the single Xbee (the one communicating with the other two) was set as the coordinator. I havent tried it, but the xbee_network.py help implies it should work:

This program connects to rosserial xbee nodes. The program must becalled like : ./xbee_network.py <xbee_serial_port> ID1 [ ID2 ID3 ....]

As for unicast, that would be up to your particular Xbee configuration

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