Last year our friend Richard Ibbotson designed a LoRaWAN shield for the BBC micro:bit and they have been used in several experiments and projects since then, including a great project at the Museum of English Rural Life (the MERL) monitoring the impact of environmental conditions on the growth of sugar beet!
Richard’s shield is a popular conversation piece at various meetups and demonstrations. His write-up on hackaday has been read well over 11,000 times and has attracted interest from several organisations.
I am a roaming journeyman, I roam from town to town,
And when I get a job of work I’m willing to sit down.
With my bundle on my shoulder, with my stick all in my hand,
And it’s round the country I will go, like a roaming journeyman.
Tom Willett – The Roving Journeyman
Spring is here, Morris Men are celebrating May Day and folk music is in the air, so you’ll forgive me if my mind turns to roaming…
Earlier this year Thingitude bid for some funding from Reading Council to develop an Internet of Things project with students throughout the summer holidays as part of Reading 2016 Year of Culture. A couple of months later I was told the bid was successful!