The WORKBENCH part 4

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EndSim (end node simulator) POC under construction

Basically the idea is a programmable desktop LoRaWAN 1.0.3 class A / B / C node.
Use case (in my case) is application (dashboard) development and testing.
If you need for example, temperatures with a certain interval (or value), battery voltages, general I/O, lat/lon, in(de) creasing SF / power, anything you may need, OTAA or ABP, you can add 'templates on a SD card, insert card to device and clone info.
These setting are then available through the touchscreen menu.
For example : once every 3 hours and 52 minutes and 12 seconds a temperature in lpp format and a voltage, just set it.
Also there’s onboard GPS So device can be used as a mapper (auto/manual) ect.

Sometimes you need ventilation holes in your electronic project enclosure.

I just discovered that I can use ’ Wardrobe Cabinet Mesh Hole Black Air Vent Louver Ventilation Cover Stainless Steel Black color ’ for a nice finish :wink:

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ventcover

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main part for the diy LoRaLock arrived

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there are commercial LoRaLocks available from http://www.milocks.com/Lora/

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@Borroz my eval unit arrived a couule of weeks back but was too busy to post pics:

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Handy Blister Pack with basic getting going and pin out info included
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Though default OoTB seems to be demo with Loriot so I may have to fire up with my account and test there before migrating to TTN so I can get quick 1st impression…

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Will report 1st impressions and prgress over next mnth or so as I get time to play! :wink:

A few days later this MultiTech MTCAP AEP courtecy of Neil C, Campbell and the MT team ready for another trial deployment… should be initially online to start soak test this weekend…

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A busy run up to Xmas ahead :slight_smile:

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32700 3.2V 6000mAh lifepo4 - interesting (for mobile 3v3 devices :wink:)

I will try these, bought them together with a 1S BMS protection board
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Nice box with the latest firmware on it.

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wow … goldplated ?

nah!.. diamond encrusted! :rofl:

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I’m willing to sell mine for € 500 (€ 495 on 11-11) Raspberry Pi and shipping included. :sunglasses:

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Hmmm, mine still not arrived. Ordered sept 28th…

price went up … I will test current consumption today… curious

Banggood… aaaaargh I’m not happy at all about their service.
I am still having a discussion about a product I ordered in August, and never received.
Yesterday they offered me a half what I paid, but the package was insured !

Dutch post nl didn’t deliver to me and for some idiot reason they said they sended it back to China.
Bangood stated ’ we’ll wait for the package , but me, as a customer, have no part in this, I want a FULL refund because a] package was insured and b] product was never delivered.

In short… hope your lock will arrive soon :wink:

Lesson learned… NEVER buy expensive equipment through Banggood … I have better experiences with E bay and Ali, much better service when something goes wrong !

*update- * must be reading here too… this morning ‘a manager’ offered a full refund for products I never received … after 3 months… thank you Banggood :sunglasses:

  • update 2 - oh yesss pompom
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Downlink is coming, don’t forget to reverse your IQ polarity so that the packet knows which way to go :wink:

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party

it’s my TTN birthday today… time flies and now … PARTY ! pompom

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lesson learned from the past, before wiring up everything, test individual ‘china’ modules.
here the 3231 RTC… is it still working ? and what about the coin cell voltage ect.

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  1. A disadvantage of those black-yellow boards is that the 32Khz pin is not exposed.
  2. It is easy to make the board yourself (I prefer the smaller version of the DS3231 IC):
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most of them, thats true
THIS one , mini RTC pro , has that pin exposed and a battery backup… very important for me

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You get the cake…I’ll bring the beers! :slight_smile:

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Just realised Neil @ Multitech had kindly shipped the LTE enabled version - MTCAP-L4E1…excellent!

Have got a couple of spare Data SIM’s here…

:thinking: guess what I will be doing tomorrow! :laughing:

Back to N.West later in the week and have the perfect site lined up to use it if I can arrange short notice access. Warrington Community should have a new GW online by the weekend…