T he Adafruit Feather RP2040 RFM95LoRa Radio board, aka ‘RadioFruits’, is Adafruit’s take on a microcontroller with integrated long-range (LoRa) packet radio transceiver, along with a built-in USB and battery charging system. This is the perfect microcontroller board for creating wireless sensors that have a longer range and require less power than other wireless solutions like Bluetooth.
The board features an RP2040 chip running at 133MHz, the same as you can find on a Raspberry Pi Pico. You also get a generous 8MB of on-board QSPI
flash and 264kB of RAM, plus on-board RGB LED, STEMMA QT connector, and lots of GPIO pins.
Between the on-board battery management, LoRa radio, and RP2040, it would be hard to beat this little board for creating an outdoor sensor network.
They give the Feather a 10/10, saying “Simple long range sensing”.
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