After test driving the Mkrfox 1200 Arduino with Sigfox functionality on board and giving an introduction to programming in the previous two parts it’s time now to have a closer look at some of the basic parameters of a Sigfox network to get an idea of the capabilities and constraints, what that means for devices … Continue reading The Sigfox Arduino – Part 3 – Sigfox Network Basics
In the first part of this series on the Mkrfox 1200 Arduino that comes with a Sigfox chip and a 2 year network subscription I’ve taken a look at what is required to get going, how to send a first message from the module to the network and how that message can be forwarded to … Continue reading The Sigfox Arduino – Part 2 – Program To Send A Message
After reading about the MKRFOX 1200 Arduino with built in Sigfox connectivity and a 2 year subscription for 50 Euros (including VAT and shipping), I ordered one right away and was pleasantly surprised that it arrived only a few days later. This and the following posts document my first impressions and give a basic overview … Continue reading The Sigfox Arduino – Part 1 – First Impressions
When the Raspberry Pi came out it was a game changer as for the first time a cheap and easy to use Linux based board with lots of connectivity became available to the masses. Last week I read about a new Arduino board with a Sigfox chip that could be another game changer.
We are quite a bit into January 2018 already and I still haven’t come around to reflect which things from back in 2017 ‘moved’ me. But finally here we go this is my 2017 round up from cellular to history.
It’s summer time and while most people go on vacation it’s also the time of summer camps and hacker conferences. Last weekend I went to Froscon in Sankt Augustin in Germany for the third time. Close to Cologne and Bonn and not as over-run as Congress in December it’s also a great place to discover … Continue reading Recomended Froscon 2017 Talks
Back in April I wrote a post about a breakthrough Arduino board with a Sigfox chip bundled with a 2 year network subscription. It has since arrived and a number of posts about how it performs in practice will come soon. In the initial post I wrote that in my opinion that’s where 3GPP network … Continue reading An NB-IoT Shield That Includes A 1 Year T-Mobile NL Subscription
I haven’t written a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT) so far as there are so many different approaches discussed, specified, prototypes tested and proprietary solutions rolled out these days. In other words, it’s not easy to keep an overview and to get a feeling which solutions might might become popular and which will … Continue reading Cellular IoT – The Dust Slowly Settles – MTC, NB-IOT and Things In Between – Part 1