Introduction: Use the LoRa Kit to Build Your Own IoT Network

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What is Dragino LoRa Kit?

Dragino Lora IoT Kit is designed to facilitate beginners and developers to quickly learn LoRa and IoT technology. It help users to turn the idea into a practical application and make the Internet of Things a reality. It is easy to program, create and connect your things everywhere. A number of telecom operators are currently rolling out networks, but because LoRa operates in the open spectrum you can also set up your own network. The LoRa IoT kit will show how to build LoRa network, and how to use the network to send data from a LoRa sensor node to the cloud server. When used as a private LoRa network, the LoRa gateway will connect your other LoRa nodes up to 5km however expect up to 15km range (when in line of sight) when connecting your LoRa node to a LoRa gateway!

Step 1: A Brief Introduction of LoRa Kit

Step 2: LoRa IoT Kit Contents

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The Dragino Lora IoT Kit are formed by LG01 ,Arduino,LoRa Shield,LoRa GPS Shield, multiple sensors and other related accessories.

Lora Gateway LG01

In general, gateway is a device to connect different types of network. The LG01 is a LoRa Gateway to bridge the LoRa wireless network and IP network. The main feature of it is to:

  • The head to form a LoRa network.
  • Get data from LoRa Device in LoRa Network via LoRa wireless and process/send to IoT server in IP network via WiFi/Ethernet/3G/4G etc.
  • Get command from IoT Server and send it to LoRa device.

Arduino

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone making interactive projects.More info please click here. In the LoRa Kit ,We provide the Arduino Uno for you. Arduino Uno is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328P (datasheet).

LoRa Shield is to add LoRa wireless to an Arduino board so to build a LoRa sensor node.
About this product: : http://wiki.dragino.com/index.php?title=Lora_Shie...

LoRa GPS Shield is to add GPS and LoRa wireless to an Arduino Board to build a LoRa sensor which also include geography info. About this product: http://wiki.dragino.com/index.php?title=Lora/GPS_...


Sensors

DHT11: Basic temperature and humidity sensor.

Ultrasonic Sensor: Use to check if there is object in front of it.

Photosensitive sensor: monitor the ambient light.

Flame sensor: Detector of a flame or fire.

Relay: Control the power of a device.

Buzzer: Create FireAlarm.

LED:LEDs to show status.

Step 3: Instruction of LoRa Kit

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The instruction of LoRa Kit is as above picture.

Step 4: It Is Very Easy for You!

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Dragino LoRa IoT kit is easy to START

We are providing friendly step by step examples to let you getting start and get funs with it in a few minutes!

Dragino LoRa IoT kit is easy to DEVELOP

The LoRa sensor node is based on Arduino. There are millions examples ready in the internet, these examples cover variety sensors / applications. The LoRa Gateway is based on OpenWrt, a well developed embedded Linux system, there is more than 3,000+ ready packages which use can use for their applications.

Dragino LoRa IoT kit is easy to maintain

The Dragino LoRa Gateway support auto-update/ auto-provisioning feature. This help users easily maintain their LoRa network.

Dragino LoRa IoT kit is easy to manufacture

The LoRa node and LoRa module base on module solution. we have made all the difficulty things in a module so if user want to make their own products, they can easy to make it in low cost ,low risk and short time.

Step 5: LoRa Kit Is Open Source

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We believe that open source products are the best to spread and improve technology. The LoRa IoT Kit is also Open Source software and hardware project User and developer can be a part of their evolution. Everyone has the opportunity to work with them, use them and change them the way they desire. You will not only get the LoRa IoT Kit but also its full hardware design including schematic, circuit diagram; full source code including bootloader, system, applications. You are able to control EVERY BIT of your Dragino LoRa IoT Kit.

Step 6: Use the LoRa Kit to Collect Tenperature and Humidity Data

You need to prepare the things below:

  • LG01-P x 1
  • LoRa Shield x 1
  • DHT11 x 1
  • RJ45 x 1
  • USB cable x 1
  • 12V DC power supply x 1

Step 7: Support Us!

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For the past months we've worked hard to get the LoRa IoT Kit to the final stages of development. We have got some users to start using LoRa IoT Kit.

To make the final step and start mass-production, we are rasing funds via a Indiegogo campaign,we need your help!!! If you back us, you will speed up the LoRa IoT Kit production and receive one of it in 01/2017, but you'll also receive one yourself in 03/2017. So to start to build your own LoRa Network and examine the IoT technology, we are trying to provide a full solution to connect LoRa to different cloud server there’s nothing like what Dragino LoRa IoT Kit can provide.

The link of the Dragino LoRa KiT campaign is:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lora-kit-for-iot-applications/x/15237796#/

Please help us to promote this LoRa Kit,and let more people know the LoRa wireless technology !

Thank you!

Comments

fikretyanik (author)2017-07-30

Hello, is it possible to use more than one temprature and other kind of sensor together with LoRa shield? And how many sensor can be connected to it at the same time?

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