LoRa network setup...
Would like to setup LoRa netwrok as shown below,
I have LoPy 5 pack kit https://www.pycom.io/product/lopy-5-pack-pure-greed/ from making the LoRa network setup.
Planning to follow the below steps,
- Update the firmware first in all five devices.
- Use LoRaMAC smaple given in https://docs.pycom.io/lopy/lopy/quickref.html#lora-loramac to communicate 2 devices. To make sure that RF works properly.
- Now try to setup LoRa gateway including wifi driver working (sample would be required).
- Create LoRa netwrok (sample would be required).
I have completed step 1 and trying out step 2 currently.
Please let me know if the approach is correct and provide sample for step 3 & step 4.
The object is to have the IoT network using LoRa.
Or suggest some other mechanism to achieve the intent using LoPy.
GregS last edited by GregS
Thanks sakis. Apologies - I was looking in the wrong place for the LoRa documentation - I expected it to be in the Pycom specific modules section, because I assumed that general MicroPython documentation would not contain any hardware info at all. Oops.
sakis last edited by sakis
We've restructured our documents recently so that link is broken: https://docs.pycom.io/pycom_esp32/library/network.LORA.html
Next week we will do a new documentation release which provides more information about many modules, including LoRa
GregS last edited by
Use LoRaMAC smaple given in https://docs.pycom.io/lopy/lopy/quickref.html#lora-loramac to communicate 2 devices. To make sure that RF works properly.
I can't find that LoRaMAC example. In fact I can't find ANY example code that let's me test the LoRa radio.
wstallwood last edited by
Hi, personally I'm happy to share the code for the IoT bike.
I need to check with my employer as technically speaking they own what we developed. I'll ask and share if I can.
However it was coded against the early beta programme boards and needs a few tweaks to run on the released boards due to the various enhancements on LoRa (found that out the hard way when I tried to update the hardware for the bike's most recent outing)
It's pretty basic (mostly coded overnight as poor Daniel will confirm :) )
Sucessfully tested with two LoPy and it works good.
LoPy to LoPy TX & RX are working with LoRaMAC mode https://docs.pycom.io/lopy/lopy/quickref.html#lora-loramac
Would need LoPy gate way to add the third, fourth, fifth ....., Is there any official new on LoPy gateway firmware release.
KDHeard last edited by
Hey gents - not sure if you have come across this application that links 2 LoPys to a third:
@administrators : would it be possible to share the code for this with the forum?
@RSK I only have one LoPy so I can't test this myself but I'd assume this should work.
No i do not have any gateway link. Will have make LoPy as gateway to push the data to remote server.
When can i expect the firmware update for gateway support. Any tentative timeline???
Is there a way to test basic LoRa Tx/Rx operation of the LoPy device in range 865 - 867 Mhz.
Keep two LoPy device programmed with current version of firmware and make one as transmitter and other as receiver.
Referring to the sample: https://docs.pycom.io/lopy/lopy/quickref.html#lora-loramac
Will it work?
I'm assuming from the limited information provided that you intend to use the LoPy as a LoRa gateway? The current firmware does not yet support this.
If you already have a gateway it would be helpful to mention what kind of gateway that is.