We've launched!

Rob Bricheno

The Things Network User

Posted on 22-11-2019

It's official... as of 20th November 2019 The Things Network Cambridge has been UNLEASHED!

A program of talks (presented by yours truly) kicked off our launch event in Cambridge's Roger Needham Building.

Jim Allan from the University Information Services Networks team showed us some photos and told us some stories about the installation of the University's new Multitech outdoor gateways that we've all been using for the last few months. Then Paul Fretwell of Cambridge's Makespace introduced us to TTN Mapper and showed us how we can see if we have TTN coverage. Finally Ian Lewis from the University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology taught us a thing or two about how to make truly smart sensors.

After the talks we enjoyed some more social networking with drinks and nibbles sponsored by our friends Concept 13, who have supplied the LoRaWAN equipment to the University. It was also a chance to get up close and personal with some of the equipment we've been installing and Concept 13's stand, and see a range of other sensors and microcontrollers that supported LoRaWAN. And one lucky geek won a LoRaWAN starter kit from Concept 13 including a gateway and sensors.

We really enjoyed this event, and while we can only "launch" once, we hope this won't be the last party we have in Cambridge, so keep an eye on our twitter for news about what's happening next.