An Open-Source platform to create digital devices and interactive objects that sense and control physical devices.
Last week I described the first tests on water . While the LoRa and sensor portion worked without issue, the Radio Control (RC) system of the boat did not function. Most of the work this past week was effort to find the cause of the RC problem and secure the sensors for the next test. from last week are in
The project technicians inspected all connections in the radio control portion of the boat but were unable to find any obvious problems.
There are still intermittent issues with communication but by powering down and repowering they can be controlled somewhat. Since I will see the grandkids this weekend I decided to button it back up and make do. The sensors and MKRWAN 1300 LoRa board were attached more securely and testing done indoors as seen in the following video.
A while back I ordered an ESP32 board with LoRa and a small display. It is quite easy to communicate between the Arduino and ESP32 board and they even use the same library. I have been unsuccessful in setting the ESP32 up as a TTN gateway so far but it seems a number of others have done so. It should be possible to use the ESP32 as a base station that talks to Adafruit IO but I haven't tried that and will stick with the Raspberry Pi for now. The photo below shows the Arduino and ESP32 communicating.