Using Arduino IDE with a WIFI LoRa 32

ESP 32 With LoRa
ESP 32 With LoRa

This a module that can be bought from China for less than £20, The board looks like it is made by a company called Heltec. however there site is in Chinese, so I can’t get specifications easily from them 🙁

The WIFI LoRa 32 board from heltec comes pre flashed with some firmware that runs it through a short demo. where it tries to send out LoRa packages.

Mine came without an external LoRa 868 MHz antenna, so I assume that the transmission is not leaving the Male U.FL connector on the PCB.

  1. Run the following in a terminal:
    mkdir -p ~/Documents/Arduino/hardware/espressif
    cd ~/Documents/Arduino/hardware/espressif
    git clone https://github.com/espressif/arduino-esp32.git esp32
    cd esp32
    git submodule update --init --recursive
    cd tools
    python get.py
  2. Add the following libraries to your libraries folder to enable the OLED and LoRa – OLED and LoRa Libraries
  3. Restart your Arduino IDE
  4. Profit.

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