So, last weekend I played around with my Pycom LoPy boards. A while back they announced that it would finally be possible to setup a LoRaWAN Nano Gateway with TTN (The Things Network) using the board. Now, I know there are fierce discussions about this, yes, I do realize that “There are no true or half true LoRaWAN (or even π % true) devices. There are LoRaWAN devices and non LoRaWAN devices“. In my case I simply want to be able to experiment with LoRaWAN and get some nodes connected for testing. Without TTN coverage in my home village that is not going to happen. Now, I might pay for the 300-400 euro for a simple “true” gateway, but it means I will have to have a working setup first. Otherwise I am not sure that it will ever work. But this post is not about The Things Network, nor about Pycom and the Lopy boards. There is a webinar scheduled this week, hopefully after that I will be able to set things up.
It is just an introduction as to why, when I unboxed the Marvin board that got delivered earlier this week, I was not that hopeful about actually getting it to work. And I was wrong. 🙂