Blues Starter Kit for LoRaWAN

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The Blues Starter Kit for LoRaWAN contains everything you need to start building LoRa and LoRaWAN solutions with the Notecard and Notehub. Start with a WisGate Edge Lite 2 LoRaWAN Gateway (pre-configured on the Blues Things Stack tenant for out-of-the-box connectivity) and connect it to local Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Then, connect the three included Notecard LoRa devices to the included Notecarriers, place a LoRa antenna on each, and power them up with a LiPo battery. Use the Notecard API to configure the devices, and within minutes, you’ll have LoRa devices talking to Notehub!

Kit Contents

  • WisGate Edge Lite 2 LoRaWAN Gateway
  • 3x Notecard LoRa
  • 3x Notecarrier B
  • 3x LiPo Battery
  • 3x LoRa Antenna

Key Notecard LoRa Specs

  • Onboard ultra-low-power STM32WL LoRa MCU.
  • Compatible with LoRaWAN and The Things Network.

The Notecard for LoRa is a lower-cost version of the cellular-based Notecards for LoRa only, and is API-compatible with the cellular- and WiFi-based Notecards (with some exceptions). The Notecard LoRa works with gateways provisioned on The Things Stack. Included is a flexible Molex 211140 antenna that supports both 868 MHz (Europe) and 915 MHz (United States) frequencies.

With just two lines of code, you can send data to the cloud in minutes, no complex device registration or provisioning required. With a powerful JSON-based API, you can program the Notecard over USB, or control it from your preferred microcontroller or single-board computer using one of our open-source firmware libraries. Connect from your preferred host to the Notecard using Serial or I2C.

The Notecard is designed to work with a cloud service for ingesting and processing device data. Notehub provides secure device connectivity, project and fleet management, and simple routing to third-party cloud services.

Available Variants

The Blues WisGate Edge Lite 2 is a full 8-channel indoor gateway with full LoRaWAN Stack Support (v1.0.3), Built-in Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity. The gateways are pre-provisioned on the Blues Things Stack Tenant to enable out-of-the-box connectivity for Notecard LoRa. See the Blues WisGate Edge Lite 2 product page or RAKWireless documentation for additional details.

Notecarrier B is a small form-factor Notecarrier, only slightly larger than the Notecard itself. Unlike other Notecarriers, the Notecarrier B does not include an external SIM slot. It includes a Qwiic port for connecting I2C peripherals.

The flexible LoRa antenna has a supported frequency range of 868-870 MHz and 902-928 MHz with a u.FL terminator.

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