Talk: My The Things Network Journey
Hear about my LoRa experience and how I got started from the point of view of a Student & Maker, including incorporating it into a degree project and designing LoRa products for beginners.
Workshop: Introduction to LoRa with the Microbit
By the end of this workshop you will learn how to use our micro:bit node to transmit some basic messages over LoRa & The Things Network with ease. To begin we’ll transmit a hello world message and then adapt our code to transmit data from some of the sensors on the microbit.
This is a great workshop for beginners as it uses the Microsoft Makecode editor in the block based setting.
Attendees will need to bring their own laptop to the session with a browser compatible with Microsoft Makecode installed (Chrome or Firefox work best). We are allowing people to use our Microbits and nodes on the day, however we don’t have enough to let attendees take them home with them.
While only 22, Ryan Walmsley is an engineer for Pi Supply and has over 6 years of experience in Raspberry Pi, developing an accessible range of LoRa products for the maker community by making low cost solutions with easy to use software for platforms such as the Raspberry Pi, Microbit & Arduino.
At the same time he is initiator of The Things Network East Coast aiming to get full The Things Network Coverage for Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft, whilst also studying a degree in Computer Science & Business at the open university.