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BUILD THE CHEAPEST POSSIBLE NODE YOURSELF

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Posted on Sept. 25, 2016



Intermediate
2 Hours

Introduction


Sometimes you just need a node, and you need it cheap.

When you’re looking for off the shelf nodes, you’ve got several options. Think about the TTN Uno, but also products from Sodaq, several RN2483 breakout boards and more. All of them are however rather expensive, and besides many people think it’s more fun to make a node themselves. And then it starts.. there are many, many ways to build it and the choices may look overwhelming. This tutorial shows a step-by-step explanation how to build a barebone node. This is done using the cheapest components around resulting in a bill of material of slightly over 10 euro (ebay, and excluding power supply and casing.)

You are the network. Let's build this thing together.