New project: LoRaWAN hacking

Inspired by the first meeting of the The Things Network Community Stuttgart this week I decided to make first steps with LoRaWAN communication. I was looking for a solution that works without soldering, and actually Dragino provides a extension module for Raspberry Pi, which is intended to build LoRaWAN solutions.

Dragino LoRA/GPS HAT

I ordered via Maker Shop EXP TECH, and actually the hardware arrived just one day after ordering. Great service.

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Next to the Semtech LoRa transceiver there is also a GPS receiver on the extension board.

As I already have experience with FSK modulation in the 868MHz band, I think the first steps will be to check out how to use this kind of communication, before switching to LoRa and LoRaWAN.