I just saw the Badger W update on YouTube and was wondering if you can recommend a low cost LoRa module to be added to either the “old” non-w Badger or the new one? The goal is to have a few of those in a mesh network talking to each other and / or a “server”.
If I was going to do it I’d go with this.
Adafruit RFM95W LoRa Radio Transceiver Breakout – 868 or 915 MHz (pimoroni.com)
There would be some soldering of wires to the Pico involved. And some programing. And keep in mind that the Badger display also uses SPI. You can have two devices on SPI, as long as they each use a different chip select pin. Just a heads up that it might be a challenge, depending on your coding skills.
EDIT: Looks like its Circuit Python, might be tricky getting it to work in Micro python.
Overview | Adafruit RFM69HCW and RFM9X LoRa Packet Radio Breakouts | Adafruit Learning System
thank you for your reply. It seems that I was a bit too quick with my original post, as I have already mentally switched from LoRa to Zigbee. But this won’t change the overall approach, I guess.
I was hoping to get approx. 20 of those Badger-thingies “wired” up in mesh network, talking to each other and with a server. The Badger seems like the perfect solution for a prototype, but the more I read and try (I’m a complete beginner), the more my confidence fades.