Electronic Cats has launched a Kickstarter campaign called LoRaCatKitty to enable the building of Internet of Things (IoT) applications with LoRa in just three steps. LoRaCatKitty is designed to simplify the development of IoT applications using LoRa technology. It has based its development on the ESP8266 WiFi module and the LoRa RN2903 or RN2483 Microchip module.
The mobile application for LoRaCatKitty, allows you to generate and compile the firmware in the cloud and use your smartphone to transfer and the firmware to the board. All the necessary hardware libraries are accessible through the app so you can select, download and transfer them to your LoRa device directly. The solution uses Grove connectors that allow easy and quick use of sensors, actuators or external elements without the need for soldering. Users can just connect the blocks and build their project. LoRaCatKitty supports a long list of sensor modules with Grove connectors.
The LoRaCatKitty app for Android is used to wirelessly program the device and will allow beginners to develop an infinite number of applications in an easy and intuitive way. LoRaCatKitty is completely compatible with LoRaWAN platforms like The Things Network, Beelan and others, allowing you to access RESTful API resources which can be used to develop IoT apps easily with the sensors and actuators visualized.
Technical specs of the hardware:
- Class A LoRaWAN Soon support of Class C LoRaWAN
- Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n Encryption
- Wi-Fi: WEP/TKIP/AES
- Module ESP8266-12E Certified FCC
- Module RN2903 Certified FCC
- Power supply：battery port: 3.4 V to 4.2 V
- Micro USB: 5 V
- Output current: 1000 mA MAX
- Operating voltaje : 3.3 V
- Charging current: 500 mA MAX
- Flash memory: 4 MB
- Size: 50 mm x 50 mm
- Weight: 26 g