I am trying to come up with a proof of concept where I can send my sensor data to Azure. I have purchased a start dev kit which included a SODAQ Mbili, a LoRabee Microchip RN2483 and some sensors (LoRa rapid development kit from AllThingsTalk).
There are currently no available TTN connections in my area so I figured I might need to setup my own gateway, however some questions emerged regarding this.
a. Many DIY gateways are dating to 2016 and backwards. I am looking for a solution for a gateway that is up to date with the current released products on the market. I thought about Arduino Uno + Dragino Shield or Andreas Speisses guide (Youtube) with ESP8266 and a RFM95. Do you have any recommendations?
b. How does the connection between the sensors and Azure IoT hub work in overall? Can you do something like the following flow:
or do you have to go through Sensors->SODAQ Mbili->gateway->TTN->Azure?
I want to setup a private network for the sake of the proof of concept and I have plans for setting up a public one.
Thanks in advance,