LoRa slave prototype 1

Ultimate Goal

Out ultimate goal is to use the arduinozware / openzwave software to create a generic z-wave slave device. In order to keep the tutorials short and manageable, we’ll split this over multiple parts:

  1. Prototype a simple LoRa transmitter/receiver
  2. Build a simple DHT11/22 weather station based on arduinozwave (note: z-wave slaves require a controller… building a controller is a lot more advanced, so we leave that for a future tutorial)
  3. tbc – perhaps include some solar charging

Part 1

In our 1st prototype we’ll perform the following tasks:

  • connect the LoRa modules (featured below) to a generic Arduino board (each module requires its own board)
  • program a transmitter and receiver
  • do some basic test on range using the antennae provided

AliExpress.com Product – 2pcs 868MHz super low power RF LoRa module SX1276 chip Long-Distance communication Receiver and Transmitter SPI IOT+2pcs antenna

The parts are on order – please check back in a couple of days to see progress.

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Yay, parts have arrived. After a bit of tricky soldering we have a simple ping working between the 2 transceivers.

Onward to Part 2…

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