Coordinator Board

The coordinator board is the hardware that is connected to the user’s computer via USB. On the coordinator board there is an XBee that handles the communication with the MiniBees in the swarm. The hive software communicates via a serial interface over USB with the XBee on the coordinator board.

Over the course of the years, various version of the coordinator board have been shipped:

Sparkfun XBee Explorer USB (with reset button)

Sparkfun XBee Explorer USB

DFRobot XBee USB Adapter V2


  • add pictures and text on how and how NOT to put the XBee on the coordinator board
  • add pictures pointing to the RX/TX lights on the coordinator boards