I have spent numerous hours in reading articles and watching Youtube video’s.
Now I’m having a good understanding of what Lora, LoraWan and TTN implies and would like to get my hands dirty with some hands-on experience.
For this, I would like to start small and simple; connect a node to an existing Gateway.
Although I have good programming and soldering experience I would like to start with a “known-good” setup, or at least a setup which is guaranteed to work.
Understand I’m not the first one with such question but I’m really stuck in all the options. All solutions I have found come with drawbacks and it looks like there’s no silver bullet available
- The Things Node looks ideal, but no longer produced. Would it make sense to try to find one?
- TTGO boards, examples which I have found needs to be ported from Platform.io and are not always compatible with the different board revisions.
- Some reference boards used during Lora conferences, dating from 2017 so likely outdated information / status ?