ThingPark Community hands-on labs. Here we will post from time to time practical projects where you will not be expected to have any prior knowledge on LoRaWAN® with the ThingPark platform. We will guide you from A to Z, with lots of screenshots and images and no need to read long documents. Have fun !
CookBook: Hello LoRaWAN® and Thingpark
Build a LoRaWAN® network which doesn’t require any prior LoRaWAN® technology knowledge or programming skills.
In this activity, we are going to perform very simple steps to send sensor data via a LoRaWAN® gateway to the ThingPark Community platform (TPCP, a network server) and display the collected data on an application platform. The end-device we are going to use has temperature, humidity and air pressure sensors built into it. In this lab, we going to use GEMTEK MINIHUB v1.5 LoRaWan® Gateway and Tinovi LoRaWan® IO Module.
“Easy LoRa Basics Station setup for Actility TPCP” configures a LoRaWAN® gateway with the Semtech LoRa Basics™ Station packet forwarder to use the ThingPark Community Platform (TPCP) as it’s Network Server. We then connect LoRaWAN® sensors and monitor the traffic using TPCP packet logger.
One of the basic needs in any sensor project is to be able to visualize the collected sensor data. In this activity we will display the data collected in the Hello LoRaWAN® and ThingPark cookbook on an Android phone, using only free tools.
At the end of this activity, you will view sensor data generated by the Welcome LoRaWAN® and ThingPark cookbook using a web browser instead of a mobile app. ThingPark Community is a platform that allows users to create and manage LoRaWAN® devices and data flow.