Digi XBee modules I’m using for my robotic vehicle and other cool stuff are absolutely perfect. It has just one little problem, they don’t fit into bread board or other 2.54 mm (0.1”) sockets. Luckily the adaptor board is not so hard to build
Figure 1: XBee adaptor board
Creating the PCB
There is nothing special about the PCB, it’s simple adaptor board that converts 2 mm socket block to 2.54 socket block. Figure 2 shows the PCB design. Scheme in CAD software DWG format and PDF format are available to download. Print it in 1:1 ratio to get exact size. The best way is to go with DWG True View, which is a free to download DWG file viewer from Autodesk. The pins are made from pins ladder, where one of the plastic sleeve was removed.
Figure 2: XBee adaptor board
Figure 3: XBee adaptor board details
Figure 4: XBee adaptor board in breadboard