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:
- Prototype a simple LoRa transmitter/receiver
- 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)
- tbc – perhaps include some solar charging
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
The parts are on order – please check back in a couple of days to see progress. Or, follow us on twitter for updates..!
Yay, parts have arrived. After a bit of tricky soldering we have a simple ping working between the 2 transceivers.
Onward to Part 2…