Openscale with Xbee wireless modules

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jobobt
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Openscale with Xbee wireless modules

Post by jobobt » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:53 am

I am modifying a load cell for a crane and I need wireless communication back to a laptop for recording the weight from OpenScale.

I have tried making it wireless by connecting the OpenScale serial out to a Xbee Explorer Serial board with a XBee Pro S1. I have a matching XBee Pro S1 module on a Xbee Explorer USB board connected to my laptop.

Openscale works correctly when connected directly to PC using USB cable. I have also verified communication through Xbee modules by sending serial communications from 1 PC to another. However when I disconnect the Openscale USB port and connect it to the Xbee serial board I get bad data. It is communicating, but the data is gibberish. It looks like maybe wrong baud rate setting, but I have verified and re-verified this setting. I have also tried other baud rates without success.

I am looking for any help on making this hardware configuration work or suggestions on different wireless communication hardware for the OpenScale.

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Re: Openscale with Xbee wireless modules

Post by jobobt » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:58 pm

Problem solved. I quit trying to make the xbees that I had on hand work and instead ordered the bluetooth mate gold for communication. Everything works great now.

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Re: Openscale with Xbee wireless modules

Post by teprojects1 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:46 pm

Good to know that you solved it. (Y)
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