Hey Community! Voice Needed! Ready for a LoRa-E5 & ESP32 Powered WiLoBlIno Device?

:alarm_clock: Product Cooking Time and Your Voices Needed

Hey community, we need your voices again!! We and Black Device’s Chief Technology Officer Antonio Cotos Facal are collaborating to design a WiLoBlIno Device based on a Seeed LoRa-E5 and ESP32. WiLoBlIno, it comes to be a rapid prototyping board for IoT, educational and makers. Seeed’s LoRa-E5 provides the base for LoRa, ESP32 provides wifi and ble. Being compatible with arduino allows to unite the most novice people in development with the slightly more advanced people who use ESP.

The device will come with the following features:

:one: WiLoBlIno: Wi (Wifi) Lo (LoRa) BL(Bluetooth) Ino(Arduino compatible stack)
:two: Giving the possibility of uniting 3 worlds: LoRa + ESP32 + Arduino
:three: Could add any sensor by LoRa to this stack
:four: Be able to communicate with it through Wifi and BLE
:five: Use Arduino to program the whole set and more powerful than Arduino
:six: Dedicate the ATmega to be able to make IO inputs / outputs easily

As stated, this project may be of interest to anyone who wants to make their project on top of this hardware, giving them the possibility of uniting 3 worlds: Lora + ESP32 + Arduino.

:star_struck: Now, we need your valuable input and feedback. Do you like this design? Shall we scale it up to make it available in our official store? A huge thank you to you all in advance. Read the full updates here: Voice Needed! Ready for a LoRa-E5 & ESP32 Powered WiLoBlIno Device? - Latest Open Tech From Seeed

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Really nice idea although I would have preferred a board with only ESP and Lora (no need of Arduino parts :smiley:

Thanks for your comments, Vincen! Will keep you posted. :smiley:

It would also be nice to have built in power support. A LiPo battery and solar power connections built in would make it easier to use in outdoor environments.

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And of course an enclosure with proper outdoor IP rating (IP67 or higher, made from UV resistant material) matching the board’s form factor with properly designed antenna mounting options