Pololu Wixel User’s Guide

Wixel programmable USB wireless module (fully assembled).

Wixel programmable USB wireless module (fully assembled).

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1. Overview
1.a. Module Pinout and Components
1.b. Supported Operating Systems
1.c. Government Regulations for Radio Devices
2. Contacting Pololu
3. Getting Started
3.a. Installing Windows Drivers and Software
3.b. Installing Linux Drivers and Software
3.c. Installing Mac OS X Drivers and Software
3.d. Loading an Example App
4. Configuring Your Wixels
5. Connecting Your Wixels
5.a. Connecting Power
5.b. Connecting a Microcontroller via TTL Serial
5.c. Connecting Buttons and Starting the Bootloader
6. Using a Virtual COM Port
6.a. Determining the Port Name
6.b. Using a Terminal Program
6.c. Writing PC Software to Use a Serial Port
7. Ensuring a Good Radio Signal
8. Schematic Diagram
9. Wixel Apps
9.a. Example App: Blink LED
9.b. Wireless Serial App
9.c. USB-to-Serial App
9.d. Serial ASCII-to-Binary App
9.e. Serial-to-I²C App
9.f. I/O Repeater App
9.g. Joystick App
9.h. Wireless Tilt Mouse App
9.i. ShiftBrite App
10. Writing Your Own Wixel App
10.a. Getting Started in Windows
10.b. Compiling an Example App
10.c. Using the Eclipse IDE
10.d. Sharing Your App with the Wixel Community
10.e. USB Configurations Recognized by the Wixel Configuration Software
10.f. Wixel App File Format
11. The Wixel USB Bootloader
11.a. Bootloader Protocol