The complete environment-sensing package
Alora Kit is the package to get if you’re the kind of maker who’s eager to jump headfirst into the best environment-sensing experience. Alora Kit consists of Alora Core and Alora Sensor Board Pro.
Alora Core acts as the Kit’s brain and communication handler. The LoRa and a rechargable battery installed in the Alora Core + Alora Sensor Board Pro is only the icing on the cake. Using ESP8266 as its base, it is complemented with a microSD slot for storing sensor data locally as well as a DS1337 for time monitoring.
Alora Core offers two options for communicating with your cloud, via WiFi for direct communication via TCP/IP, or via LoRa/LoRaWAN. Both can be active at the same time, but for low power application we suggest to use LoRa, and you need counterpart LoRa gateway in order to send/receive data to/from the backend server. You can create your own Raspberry Pi-based single channel gateway, using Raspberry Pi (obviously) and our LoRa Raspberry Pi hat. If you need another communication technology (GSM-based for example), please contact us and we’ll figure something out.
- SoC: ESP8266
- Communication: WiFi and Long Range (LoRa) radio
- LiPo battery charger 1A
- Real time clock: DS1337
- Micro SD card slot
- 10 pins header to breakout: Voltage input, RX/TX, I2C
- Expansions: Grove I2C connector, I2C pin header
- Power: LiPo battery or 5V~6V via Micro USB connector
Alora Sensor Board Pro: view here