You just received your new AirQ ShielD. And you want to start developing your application right now. But before you can start coding there are a couple of things you may know. We know: you don’t like to read tens of pages on our technical wiki. You’re only interested in write down code. That’s the reason why we wrote this survival guide. One. Two. Three. Let’s go
There are essentially two main things you have to know: pairing and ARS.
Each AirQ Networks end device (eg. AirQ 310 control board or AirQ 101 wireless sensor) can be associated to only one transceiver. And an AirQ ShielD is a transceiver. This procedure is called pairing. To pair a device to an AirQ ShielD you need to follow this procedure:
- Turn off the device you need to pair to the shield (eg. AirQ 310 control board).
- Turn on Arduino with the shield correctly mounted (see next).
- Press the PAIR button on AirQ ShielD leaving it pressed for 2 seconds.
- You’ll notice that the STATUS led starts blinking repeatedly. The shield will remain in pairing mode for 30 seconds.
- Turn on the device you want to pair.
- After two or three seconds the STATUS led of the device will blink more quickly to signal that it has been paired. The STATUS led stops blinking.
- Pairing is completed. To stop pairing mode immediately, press PAIR button for 1 second.
We did a video that shows this procedure.
However, for all of you that are buying in this period an AirQ ShielD with another AirQ Networks device, we are providing them already paired. But it’s important to know that pairing could be needed if you buy other devices in the future.
Remember that if you bought only AirQ ShielDs you don’t need pairing.