The Things Gateway is open! Come forth all ye who wish for a community-led, open-source Internet of Things smart city network. This Internet gateway router is designed by The Things Network, so you know it will work perfectly with TTN. Make a free accounts, plug it in, follow the easy step-by-step installation instructions and you’ve got yourself a LoRaWAN to Internet gateway in under 5 minutes. No setup or usage fees!
A huge boon to the global IoT community, the Gateway can feasibly connect any kind of digital sensor to a homegrown app. Teams in several cities have begun work to launch their own local networks and platforms, ranging from temperature sensors for food storage or alerts when trash cans need emptying. The possibilities are endless, and now you can even join in and help add coverage in your neighborhood. (Of course, you can set it up for non-public usage but it’s more fun when you share!)
This stingray lookin’ base station is your LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide-area Network) router to connect your devices to the Internet of Things. Activate your gateway in just 5 minutes to create your own local network. This version operates at 915MHz for use in the US.
Connects easily to your WiFi or Ethernet connection
Wireless network coverage of up to 10 km (6 miles) with line-of-sight and good antennas
SX1301 demodulator can scan 8 channels simultaneously
Open-source hardware and software
Devices can freely communicate over all connected gateways
XBee slot for future connectivity protocols or home-grown add-ons
Security through the TLS/SSL connection and embedded in the LoRaWAN protocol
Can serve up thousands of nodes, depending on traffic duty cycle
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.