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Transmitter Prototype

A previous channel principle of the Q-Strip was based on an Arduino, Seeeduino LoRaWAN development board and then I tested a feather board, both boards are stable but in my opinion too big. At the moment I am working on a LoPy module that is even smaller and well portable.
Every 2 minutes the LoraWan transmitter sends a signal with the measured values ​​of the connected moisture sensor. This signal goes to the LoRaWAN Gateway and then is collected in a database.
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The LoRaWAN Gateway

The LoraWan Gateway module is set with a bridge on a Raspberry pi 3 and connected with SMA connector to the outdoor antenna. Raspberry is running Jessie image on this Raspberry. The packetforwarder scriptings from TheThingsNetwork are used to send all LoRa data from the gateway to “the cloud”. From here all data can be retrieved to show in reports or live on. So send signals back to the sensor!
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