WhiteCat ESP32 N1
I do not do reviews usually, but I sometimes do exceptions. In this case, it's worth doing it, due to 4 main reasons:
It's a software & hardware open source project It's local (local to me, that's it) It's led by two good friends It's related to LoRa and The Things Network It's awesome! OK, they were actually 5 reasons, but the last one just slipped in.
The WhiteCat ESP32 N1 Board The WhiteCat ESP32 N1 Board is a green board in a long-ish form factor, longer than the LoPy or the Chinese ESP32-based LoRa boards....
Low power weather station with BME280 and Moteino
A few weeks ago I wrote about my new door monitor. It was the first step towards migrating my XBee based wireless sensors network to RFM69 radios using Moteino platform by LowPowerLab. I was truly impressed by the low power consumption so I committed myself to keep on working with them.
Coincidentally Felix Russo, the guy behind LowPowerLab, released the new version of it's Weather Shield for Moteino. So it was time to update (or completely revamp) my trusty Arduino FIO based weather station… and last week I received a parcel from LowPowerLab with a pair of shields to play with: the new WeatherShield R2 and the PowerShield R3....