NX Bridge

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Introduction

  • NX Bridge is a unique Arduino board which features a WIZnet ethernet port, an XBee socket, an RJ45 and an ATMega328. This board will add wireless XBee control as well as internet connectivity to your projects. It’s great for anything from home automation to robot control. The possibilities are endless!
  • NX Bridge can be used as an Ethernet, wireless communication project development platform. NX Bridge support Micro SD for mass storage. There are some 3pin electronic brick/ sensor brick interface breakout on board, it offer an easy way for a quick prototyping. You can setup a web server through which you may communicate with a remote Arduino using XBee radios, bluetooth or APC modules. This information can be posted to a web site, or to Twitter.

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Feature

  • Arduino controlling style
  • Ethernet:WIZ5100
  • Standard RJ45 Ethernet jack
  • Onboard XBEE socket
  • Support Micro SD card(More than 2G is not guaranteed)
  • The IO for SD card are respectively demonstrated as below:CS:D4,MOSI:D11,SCK:D13,MISO:D12
  • The W5100 for respectively demonstrated as below:SCK:D13;MISO:D12;MISO:D11,SCS:D10
  • Operating voltage: 7 VDC - 12VDC

Interface Function

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Reset button: If you press the Reset button, the ATMEGA328P will be reset.

SD Card socket: Only surport Micro SD card. Surport FAT and FAT32, and the size more than 2GB is not supported.

Electronic characteristics

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Hardware

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Usage

Usage We will test the NX Bridge functions of writing or reading information from the SD Card and sending out A/D data to network

Step 1: Install the Hardware

Firstly, install the hardware.This method is plugged in.

MethodUse: separate power cable and Ethernet cable.

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Step 2: Programing

After hardware installation, here we continue to try the test code.

First, create an Arduino project and copy the program below to it.

This program is written to test the functions of writing or reading data from the SD Card and sending out A/D data to network. This demo code can be used as a test program as well as reference if you wanna explore more functions of the board.From here you can download the Code Demo

Notice:

1. All the ".h" file needed have been pre-installed in Arduino IDE.

2. Install a Micro SD card. Make sure the Micro SD card is not full and the format is FAT or FAT32.

Step 3: Download the program

Because there is no USB connector on the board.The NX Bridge requires a.Bee Adapter to download the program.

Connect the Bee Adapter to NX Bridge as below:

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Select the corresponding Arduino board as the picture below and COM port you are using in: Tools --> Serial port. Insert a surported Micro SD card into the Micro SD card socket:

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Click the upload button to download the program to the NX Bridge .

Step 4: Result testing

After the program was downloaded, open the Serial Monitor. You will check the status of the board.

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Open a web browser and enter the web address:192.168.0.177, then you can check the data sent out by NX Bridge  :

Notice: Make sure the NX Bridge and your computer are in the same local area network.


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Programming

Includes important code snippet. Demo code like :

Demo code
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Example

The projects and application examples.

Bill of Materials (BOM) /parts list

All the components used to produce the product.

FAQ

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Support

If you have questions or other better design ideas,

Version Tracker

Revision Descriptions Release
v1.1 Initial public release 4,April,19,2013

Bug Tracker

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Additional Idea

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Resources

How to buy

Click here to buy: http://www.elecfreaks.com/estore/nx-bridge-include-bee-adapter.html

See Also

Other related products and resources.

Licensing

This documentation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0 Source code and libraries are licensed under GPL/LGPL, see source code files for details.

External Links

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