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ESP32 LoLin32 Lite Lora Shield for RFM95 or RN2483

This shield is used to hold LoRa modules such as HopeRF RFM95 or Mictrochip RN2483 with WeMos ESP32 LoLin32-Lite boards it has the followong features:

  • I2C Pullups placement
  • Classic I2C connector with SCL/SDA and 3V3/GND reversable pin by solder pad
  • Groove I2C connector
  • Footprint for RFM95/96/98 or RN2483/RN2903 Lora module
  • Footprint for choosing single Wire, SMA or u-FL Antenna type
  • 1 x WS2812B Type LED for visual indication
  • 1 x Push Button
  • Added footprint for Microchip 24AA02E64 64 bits serial number (DEVEUI)

Take care that WeMos has different Lolin32 boards, you need the Lite model. They Provide WeMos Lolin32, Lolin32 Pro or this one Lolin32 Lite

You can also check the shield for the Lolin32 (not Lite) classic version.

Detailed Description

Look at the schematics for more informations.

SPI connexion is classic (MOSI/MISO/CLK),

Other pins that may need be adapted into code (for example if you use TTN network gateway code) according to the following pinout

Lolin32-Lite   RFM9x Module
  IO5   <-------> SEL 
  IO19  <-------> MISO
  IO23  <-------> MOSI
  IO18  <-------> CLK
  IO27  <-------> DIO0
  IO26  <-------> DIO1
  IO4   <-------> DIO2
  IO25  <-------> RST
  IO35  <-------> DIO5

Lolin32-Lite   RN2xx3 Module
  IO4   <-------> RESET
  IO25  <-------> RX
  IO35  <-------> TX

Lolin32-Lite   Shield Feature
  IO12  <-------> I2C SCL
  IO14  <-------> I2C SDA
  IO13  <-------> WS2812 LEDS
  IO15  <-------> Push Button


Lolin32-Lite Free I/O
  IO0  -> Also used for Flash
  IO2 
  IO16 
  IO17
  IO22 -> On Board LoLin32-Lite LED
  IO32
  IO33 
  IO34 

Do not forget to join (solder) the correct LoRa antenna trace depending on module you place (RFM95 or RN2483), see picture below.

Antenna Solder Pad

And as classic advice, connect the LoRa antenna before powering the board to avoid any damage to LoRa module

Schematic

Firmware

There is no firmware available, but you can have a large demo of features and a full working LoRa node (with RFM95) with this excellent ESP32-Paxcounter software, it's a must see.

Boards

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You can order the PCB of this board at PCBs.io. PCBs.io give me some reward when you order my designed boards from their site. This is pretty good, because I can use these rewards to create and design new boards and order them for free, so if you don't care about PCB manufacturer please use PCBs.io.

Assembled boards (TBD)

Not assembled yet but you can see approx what it looks like with the Lolin32 (not Lite) version.

With RFM95

LoraNode32 with RFM95

With RN2483

LoraNode32 with RN2483

License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
If you want to do commercial stuff with this project, please contact CH2i company so we can organize an simple agreement.

Misc

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