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A micro:bit + XinaBox kit to set up a Wi-Fi 'gateway', with LoRa radio, which connects to the AllThingsTalk Maker platform.
The XinaBox LoRa IoT Kit (XK71) gives you everything you need to build the project outlined in this blog:"
A micro:bit interface is included to integrate the micro:bit into your IoT system, allowing you to use the xChips to build two separate, connected instruments.
LoRa 'peer-to-peer' provides a mechanism by which you can communicate between 2 completely different SBCs (Single Board computers). In this project you will see how to communicate via LoRa using a BBC micro:bit and an XinaBox CS11 core. You could use any SBC that connects to XinaBox - RPi included, as long as you use our pxt (MakeCode) library to code it (xinabox/pxt-RLxx).
This means that ANY SBCs with XinaBox LoRa radios connected can communicate with each other.
Kit contents2 x AM02 - Antenna Monopole 868/915 MHz1 x IM01 micro:bit interface1 x IP02 - Advanced USB Programming Interface (FT232R)2 x RL0x - LoRa Radio (868 MHz) (RFM95W & SC18IS602B)1 x CS11 - core with SD card interface1 x CW01 - WiFi core1 x SW01 - Advanced Weather Sensor1 x XC10 - 10 pack of xBUS XinaBox Connectors1 x XS02 - 2 pack of xPDI XinaBox Connectors
Note: BBC micro:bit and microSD card not included in the XK05 kit
See here for full details in English
See this tutorial to get XinaBox ready for micro:bit in English
See this tutorial to get XinaBox ready for micro:bit in Chinese
XinaBox is pronounced as X-in-a-Box!
The XinaBox range currently includes over 80 sensors, bridges, cores, interfaces and other types of peripherals, and it is growing all the time. These ‘xChips’ will help you to super-charge your BBC micro:bit:
Micro:bit ready: see here for full details
The connection - plug and play, no wire
Build simple and complex circuits quickly and easily. The modular system allows you to connect xChips like building blocks - anyone can build a circuit in seconds, with no need for soldering irons, breadboards or consumables. And when you are done, disassemble the circuit and start again! It takes seconds when you know how.