Frequently Asked Questions
The frequency that you choose depends on what country you are based in as different countries have different regulations.
The lovely folks at The Things Network have created a great reference document here - https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/docs/lorawan/frequencies-by-country.html
However, just to remind you, as it says there "This is in no way an official document; gateway owners are still obliged to find, study and adhere to their own country’s regulations."Last updated:
Raspberry Pi A+
Raspberry Pi B+
Raspberry Pi 2B
Raspberry Pi 3B
Raspberry Pi 3B+
Raspberry Pi Zero
Raspberry Pi Zero W
Plus any other Raspberry Pi with 40 GPIO Pins
It also works with the following single board computers:
ASUS Tinkerboard S
Odroid C2Last updated:
Arduino NanoLast updated:
Yes, our plan is to CE/FCC test both the standalone boards, and the boards attached to their various micro-computer platforms (Pi, Micro:Bit, Arduino etc). We aim to start this process before the end of the campaign with samples from the beta batches, to save time.
The RAKWireless modules inside are already CE/FCC tested so we do not anticipate any problems.Last updated:
I want to roll out multiple gateways and nodes in my region. Who can I speak with further about this?
Send us a direct message via our Kickstarter page and we’ll be sure to answer :-)Last updated:
Yes, for the gateway you will require to use an external aerial of which there is a small one included with it and it is possible to upgrade it with your own. For our LoRa Node range you will be able to, however you will require to solder a component on the board of which a guide will be provided on our Maker Zone.
However you’ll require to use an antenna for the correct frequency of board and may require adaptors to connect the different connectors to each other. All of the boards use a u.Fl connector.Last updated:
We have a Discord channel where you can post any support queries: https://pisupp.ly/chat. The Pi Supply Maker Zone will also feature extensive setup guides and documentation.Last updated:
Interested in selling our LoRa boards? Then please fill out the form available here (https://pisupp.ly/Distributor) and we’ll be in contact with you.Last updated:
We will be selling the boards directly at www.pi-supply.com after the Kickstarter page. We do ship worldwide, plus the boards will be made available in a number of our worldwide distributors.Last updated:
Our LoRa Gateway HAT can consume up to around 500mA from the 5V Rail and this should be allowed for with the chosen power supply. However during operation it’ll be less depending on if it is transmitting or receiving.
All of our LoRa nodes consume around 30mA at 3.3v peak during operating and less than 1mA during sleep. The amount of power consumed during transmission can be decreased depending on your LoRa coverage.Last updated:
This is just the start of our journey with LoRa. We are already planning a Node and Gateway for BeagleBone as well as some standalone gateways and other boards. However we are a small team and so we have to prioritise what we think will be most popular and pace ourselves.
If you have a cool idea or a question about a future board then please send us an email to email@example.com or leave a comment here!Last updated:
Yes, we can do OEM / custom projects. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.orgLast updated:
Yes! They can all be used together if you want.Last updated:
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