The Things Network LoRaWan plugins to ESP8266 ?

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The Things Network LoRaWan plugins to ESP8266 ?

#1 Post by JR01 » 23 Nov 2016, 20:24

Hi, got so used to the ease of using ESPEasy, but now have use cases for LoRaWAN. How about getting a plugin that will be able to talk to a LoRaWan radio, but have all the ease of working with sensors, mqtt etc in ESP Easy?

Here is a nice example: https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/labs/s ... and-rn2483
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#2 Post by Drum » 24 Nov 2016, 15:34

Check out Pycom's LoPy.... I got a couple of these on kickstarter, but I haven't had time to look at where the software is yet. This is based on a ESP32 though...

https://www.pycom.io/wp-content/uploads ... tFinal.pdf

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Re: The Things Network LoRaWan plugins to ESP8266 ?

#3 Post by toffel969 » 14 Apr 2017, 20:09

JR01 wrote: 23 Nov 2016, 20:24 Hi, got so used to the ease of using ESPEasy, but now have use cases for LoRaWAN. How about getting a plugin that will be able to talk to a LoRaWan radio, but have all the ease of working with sensors, mqtt etc in ESP Easy?

Here is a nice example: https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/labs/s ... and-rn2483
There seems to be an option using esp8266 with mysensors firmware and a hope rfm95 chip
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Re: The Things Network LoRaWan plugins to ESP8266 ?

#4 Post by psy0rz » 20 Apr 2017, 12:51

I still have to start experimenting with lorawan myself. I even dont know if we have it in my area. (North of the nederlands). They seem to have it in amsterdam since 2015?
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Re: The Things Network LoRaWan plugins to ESP8266 ?

#5 Post by grovkillen » 20 Apr 2017, 13:02

psy0rz wrote: 20 Apr 2017, 12:51 I still have to start experimenting with lorawan myself. I even dont know if we have it in my area. (North of the nederlands). They seem to have it in amsterdam since 2015?
What if we (the forum) all kick in some money and get you a gateway to play with at home?

https://shop.thethingsnetwork.com/index ... s-gateway/
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#6 Post by psy0rz » 22 Apr 2017, 14:00

grovkillen wrote: 20 Apr 2017, 13:02
psy0rz wrote: 20 Apr 2017, 12:51 I still have to start experimenting with lorawan myself. I even dont know if we have it in my area. (North of the nederlands). They seem to have it in amsterdam since 2015?
What if we (the forum) all kick in some money and get you a gateway to play with at home?

https://shop.thethingsnetwork.com/index ... s-gateway/
thanks for the offer. but currently im swamped: still have a lot of open issues that have to be fixed before i want to start working on new stuff.
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Re: The Things Network LoRaWan plugins to ESP8266 ?

#7 Post by mstjerna » 17 Jan 2018, 16:51

Anyone working on ESP8266 and rfm95 or any other lora-chip plugin for the ESP Easy?
Would love to use the ESP Easy for LoRaWAN projects on the TTN network.

Get the device ID to be added to TTN with a link to a wiki in how to create the device.
Select the provisioning type: OTAA or ABP
Enter the required keys from the TTN network.
Send a test-to TTN to see that the module can connect to TTN.
Use the already existing framework for selecting connected sensors

How often to send and wake the device
Once everything is setup the user turn off WiFi since it will drain the battery.
Anyone else think this is a god idea?
Most of the libraries and techniques already exist it just needs to be put together.
I think this would attract a lot of new users and ideas to the community.

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#8 Post by TD-er » 17 Jan 2018, 20:10

There is a great active group of TTN users in Groningen and also a big overlap of members in that group and the "DomoticaGrunn" group.
Too bad I live too far away to connect to the existing LoRaWan network, which means I would have to buy a gateway and setup a network myself.

I am not entirely sure about the use of coupling the ESP8266 to LoRa. The ESP is not really low-power, so that would make long time (years) of battery powered sensors a bit useless.
And also there is really not much bandwidth, so lot of the communications ESPeasy does are not the way LoRa operates.

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#9 Post by mstjerna » 18 Jan 2018, 08:05

TD-er wrote: 17 Jan 2018, 20:10 Too bad I live too far away to connect to the existing LoRaWan network, which means I would have to buy a gateway and setup a network myself.

I am not entirely sure about the use of coupling the ESP8266 to LoRa. The ESP is not really low-power, so that would make long time (years) of battery powered sensors a bit useless.
And also there is really not much bandwidth, so lot of the communications ESPeasy does are not the way LoRa operates.
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I do agree in some extent to the battery concerns, BUT: not all sensors need to run on battery. I have a garage, addict and basement where there is no WiFi coverage, would be great to measure humidity and temperature there. (or have a pir to see if someone broke in)
Don't have a LoRaWAN network or gateway, when I bet you have a ESP8266 if you are in this forum :-)
There is a great software and description on how to setup a small 1 channel GW for development and test on this site:
https://github.com/things4u/ESP-1ch-Gateway-v5.0

Just order a "HopeRF RFM9x" of ebay for $7. Make sure you get the right frequency for your region.

Happy hacking ;-)

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