IoT with LoRa for the BBC micro:bit

Sensor/Input/Output

XK71

XinaBox

Product Description

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 contents
2 x AM02 - Antenna Monopole 868/915 MHz
1 x IM01 micro:bit interface
1 x IP02 - Advanced USB Programming Interface (FT232R)
2 x RL0x - LoRa Radio (868 MHz) (RFM95W & SC18IS602B)
1 x CS11 - core with SD card interface
1 x CW01 - WiFi core
1 x SW01 - Advanced Weather Sensor
1 x XC10 - 10 pack of xBUS XinaBox Connectors
1 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.


 

 

 

HK$ 1,979.00

XK71