The Microchip LoRa Mote is a battery powered demonstration/develop board populated with a 868 or 915 Mhz LoRa module.
It has a micro USB connector for ASCII command communication between the pc and the LoRa module or you can use a PIC programmer to program the on board PIC18LF45K50 MCU. There are 2 versions of this Mote, one with Oled and one with LCD display (This tutorial works for the LCD version)
With this Mote you can send light and temperature to a LoRaWan network like The Things Network (TTN).
In this tutorial I will show you how to visualize the received data from TTN in Cayenne.
I assume that the Mote is working correct; that means, there is a TTN account, you made an Application and the device is correctly registered so, the data is already visible in the TTN Console.
Of course you already have a Cayenne user account.
• Open the Cayenne dashboard and click “Add new” > Device/Widget
• Click LoRa (Beta) > The Things Network
• Scroll down and click the arrow button
• Enter the Device name and the DevEUI (TTN Console > Applications > > manage devices > > Device overview > Device EUI)
• Click the “Add device” button
• Select and copy your Process ID from the browser address and…
• Open the TTN Console and click: (TTN Console > Applications > Integrations + add integration
• Click Cayenne
• Copy your Cayenne Process ID and click: “Acces Key” > “Default Key” > “ Add Integration”
• Your Integration Overview should show “Status Running”
This part is ready and all you have to do now is:
• Go back to the Cayenne Dashboard
• Take the Microchip LoRa Mote and send some data
• See the magic happens in Cayenne
• No coding or decoding, it all happens in the background. When data comes available, Temperature and Luminosity widgets are automatically created.
Thanks for reading, and by the way, I made a simple 3D printed enclosure for the Microchip LoRa Mote: