Click here to download a zip file with 2 XBee profiles. Unzip the files
Plug in your first XBee (call this XBee # 1) into your UartSBee or other USB-XBee device. Then connect your UartSBee to your computer. Your device will not be recognized if you plug it in after you open X-CTU
Open X-CTU. Pick your Serial Port from the list under 'Select Com Port'. If you are unsure which port your device is on, see instructions on finding your port here
If you are configuring an brand-new XBee, you can leave the 'Baud' Drop-down at 9600. Otherwise, set the baud accordingly. If you do not know the baud, just leave it at 9600.
Click 'Test/Query' to test your XBee
You should now see a pop-up window that will say 'Communicating with modem...Please wait'. Once X-CTU has found the XBee, you will see a confirmation screen. Click 'OK' NOTE: If you chose the wrong baud from the first menu, or there is a problem with your XBee, then you may see this screen. If you do, hit the reset button on your UartSBee, and X-CTU will scan multiple baud rates.
Go to the 'Modem Configuration' Tab
Click the 'Read' button and X-CTU will read the current parameters of the XBee. This operation make take a few seconds.
The screen should now fill with a list of the default parameters.
Click the 'Load' button.
From the file browser pick the file named 'xbee_for_commander.pro'
Loading this profile into X-CTU will populate the correct parameters in the parameter list. The gold color of the parameters means that they have not yet been written to the XBee
Click the 'Write' button to send the parameters to the XBee
At the bottom of the window you should see a 'Write Parameters...Complete' message.
Notice that the colors of the parameters have changed. This confirms that you have successfully sent the parameters to the XBee
Once you receive a success message, your XBee #1 is set up. Now remove it from the UartSbee, and plug in your second XBee, XBee #2
Click the 'Load' button.
From the file browser pick the file named 'xbee_for_robocontroller.pro'
The second profile is only slightly different from the first. The baud and the PAN ID remain the same, but the DL and MY parameters are swapped.
Click the 'Write' button to send the parameters to the XBee.
At the bottom of the window you should see a 'Write Parameters...Complete' message'.
Once you receive the success message, your XBees have been setup!
Now you can plug XBee #1 and XBee # 2 int the ArbotiX Commander and the ArbotiX Robocontroller respectively.
If you would prefer to manually enter the XBee parameters, you can click on each parameter to change it. Here is a table of the necessary parameters
XBee # 1 (For ArbotiX Commander)
XBee # 2 (For ArbotiX Robocontroller)
For more information on manually configuring your XBees, check out this great forum post about working with
Using the XBEE-API Terminal to Send AT Commands Directly
Mac users can now use the "XCTU Next Gen" avaialble on the X-CTU download page.
We have not yet tested this application.
X-CTU is only available for windows and Mac. Linux users may want to try the following option: