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I'm trying to communicate DMX with Xbee shields. I've found online that there is a DiMex shield that acts as a transceiver between DMX and Xbee but i can't seem to find where to buy the product.
Here's the link to the DiMex: https://code.google.com/p/sjunnesson/wiki/DiMeX

Also, I am trying to decode what my DMX controller says via Xbee because I can't seem to Serial.print anything using the Conceptinetics.h code. When I've combined the code with the Xbee code, tons of errors pop up. Below is the code

#include <Conceptinetics.h>
#include <Rdm_Defines.h>
#include <Rdm_Uid.h>

#include <XBee.h>

// If you are using the above mentioned shield you should
// place the RXEN jumper towards G (Ground), This will turn
// the shield into read mode without using up an IO pin
// The !EN Jumper should be either placed in the G (GROUND)
// position to enable the shield circuitry
// OR
// if one of the pins is selected the selected pin should be
// set to OUTPUT mode and set to LOGIC LOW in order for the
// shield to work

// The slave device will use a block of 10 channels counting from
// its start address.
// If the start address is for example 56, then the channels kept
// by the dmx_slave object is channel 56-66

// Pin number to change read or write mode on the shield
// Uncomment the following line if you choose to control
// read and write via a pin
// On the CTC-DRA-13-1 shield this will always be pin 2,
// if you are using other shields you should look it up
// yourself
///// #define RXEN_PIN 2

// Configure a DMX slave controller
DMX_Slave dmx_slave ( DMX_SLAVE_CHANNELS );

// If you are using an IO pin to control the shields RXEN
// the use the following line instead
///// DMX_Slave dmx_slave ( DMX_SLAVE_CHANNELS , RXEN_PIN );

XBee xbee = XBee();
// Create an array for holding the data you want to send.
uint8_t payload[] = { 57 , 111 };

XBeeResponse response = XBeeResponse();
ZBRxResponse rx = ZBRxResponse();
ModemStatusResponse msr = ModemStatusResponse();
ZBTxStatusResponse txStatus = ZBTxStatusResponse();

// Specify the address of the remote XBee (this is the SH + SL)
XBeeAddress64 addr64 = XBeeAddress64(0x0013a200, 0x40aa1468);

// Create a TX Request
ZBTxRequest zbTx = ZBTxRequest(addr64, payload, sizeof(payload));
int zz=0;
// the setup routine runs once when you press reset:
void setup() {

// Enable DMX slave interface and start recording
// DMX data
dmx_slave.enable ();
Serial.println("ready to transmit");
// Set start address to 1, this is also the default setting
// You can change this address at any time during the program
dmx_slave.setStartAddress (1);

// Set led pin as output pin


// the loop routine runs over and over again forever:
void loop()
zz= dmx_slave.getChannelValue (1);
// If the first channel comes above 50% the led will switch on
// and below 50% the led will be turned off

// NOTE:
// getChannelValue is relative to the configured startaddress
if (xbee.getResponse().isAvailable()) {
//Serial.print("router requesting");
//Serial.print("nothing from router");


P.S.: REALLY VERY new to programming so I apologize if this is a simple issue.
asked Sep 24, 2014 in RF Solutions and XBee by caterpillarrrr New to the Community (0 points)

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I would suggest looking at the following:


answered Nov 13, 2014 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (12,834 points)