The Pololu Wixel is a general-purpose programmable module featuring a 2.4 GHz radio and USB. You can write your own software or load precompiled, open-source apps onto the TI CC2511F32 microcontroller at the heart of the Wixel, turning it into a wireless serial link, data logger, or whatever you need for your current project. With 29 KB of available flash and 4 KB of RAM, the Wixel is even suitable as the main controller for a robot or other system. This version ships 0.1" male header pins included but not soldered in, allowing for custom installations.
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Documentation and other information
- Wixel SDK Documentation
- The Wixel SDK contains source code (for libraries and applications) that will help you develop your own applications for the Wixel. This SDK is included in the Wixel Development Bundle.
- Pololu Wixel SDK Repository on GitHub
- This is where we publish the latest Wixel SDK code and documentation, and it is the central location for sharing source code with the Wixel community.
- CC2511 datasheet and technical documents
- Website for the CC2510Fx/CC2511Fx microcontrollers from Texas Instruments. This includes the CC2511F32, which is used on the Wixel and features a 2.4 GHz radio transceiver, 32 KB of flash memory, and a full-speed USB interface.
- SDCC – Small Device C Compiler
- This is a free compiler that is used to compile the code in the Wixel SDK. This compiler is included in the Wixel Development Bundle.
- Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports syntax highlighting of C source files. This program is included in the Wixel Development Bundle.
- Instructable: Introducing the Wixel USB Wireless Module
- A customer-written Instructable that introduces the reader to the Wixel through a series of basic projects. By Michael Oz, May 2011.