Ideas for a DIY Smart Home: How to Build a Simple LoRaWAN™ Network from A to Z — Part I

Important update (2019-06-02) After publishing this post, I received some relevant remarks from LoRaWAN experts who are active in the The Things Network community. The most important is the fact that the system here described is not based on a true gateway because my implementation is not compliant with the LoRaWAN specifications. Further issues: The … Continue reading Ideas for a DIY Smart Home: How to Build a Simple LoRaWAN™ Network from A to Z — Part I

The Arduino effect (in other words: why real programmers are disappearing)

Arduino phenomena has to be credited for getting a lot of people familiar with Electronics and embedded systems. These people would probably remain just curious about these things otherwise. Similarly, smart phones - either Android or iOS - allow to move first steps in the world of software application development in a relatively easy way. … Continue reading The Arduino effect (in other words: why real programmers are disappearing)