Attempting to Use LoRaWAN to Make a Cheap Item Tracking System

If you’re like me, you’ve been hearing about a thing called “LoRaWAN” for a while. It promises long distance (~7 km line of sight, ~2km if placed sufficiently high up in an urban area, down to ~100m within a house), low bandwidth communication with very low power consumption. I really wanted to make my bicycle have cool features (like lights and a GPS tracker), but LTE coverage is expensive. LoRA coverage is also lacking in my area, so I needed to make my own relay to test.
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Zip-tie Monstrosity :: An Interactive Projected Surface

Computer vision + music = life-sized rhythm games
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When it doubt, Dremel it out :: EV Moped Conversion pt. 3

The real purpose of the scientific method is to make sure nature hasn’t misled you into thinking you know something you actually don’t know. (Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

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“Smart” :: Buzzword Box

My (younger) cousins are visiting right now, and they found a cardboard box. The box is about a meter tall and half a meter wide, just large enough for them to fit inside it. Naturally, they turned it into a small house, complete with a cutout at the top for “Air Conditioning” (a fan they borrowed from the kitchen) and a very sturdy shelf on the inside. They wanted me to make the box even cooler, so I decided to incorporate as many buzzwords as possible into it.
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Act First, Think Later :: EV Moped Conversion pt. 2

Anxiety, the next gumption trap, is sort of the opposite of ego. You’re so sure you’ll do everything wrong you’re afraid to do anything at all. Often this, rather than “laziness” is the real reason you find it hard to get started. (Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

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