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Easy to use wireless device for building the IoT. 4 mile range. 5 year battery life. Works with hundreds of sensors and devices, arduino shield planned!

Check it out on Kickstarter!


Nov 21, 2014, 01:22 pm Last Edit: Nov 21, 2014, 01:27 pm by robtillaart
looks very interesting.

Please give a more elaborate description here on the forum, including library and/or sw interface links datasheets etc. In the end your customers mixing the whisker with Arduino will probably end up here .. Make it a win win ;)

Thank you.
Rob Tillaart

Nederlandse sectie - http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html -
(Please do not PM for private consultancy)


Nov 29, 2014, 05:13 pm Last Edit: Nov 30, 2014, 02:06 am by jremington
The claims for this device (4-10 mile range and 5 year battery life for AA batteries, with 100 mW transmit power) seem ridiculous. I suspect there will be some very disappointed backers.

"LoRa" a trademark of HopeRF. Interested experimenters can already buy Arduino-compatible modules here http://www.anarduino.com/?cid=24 and test these claims for themselves (note, I have no connection with anarduino.com).

A word of warning. The experience is likely to be frustrating. See the comments and trial Arduino code here https://github.com/anthonywebb/RFM92


No way you would get that range with the omni antenna shown, but if you used something highly directional (scrap Dish Network dishes?) on both ends it's certainly doable.  The 5 year life in my mind would be attainable only with very intermittent data bursts, certainly nothing seeing continuous use.

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