LoRa® on-premise - at Home and in the Office documentation


This is a hands-on guide for anyone interested in creating a LoRaWAN® solution at home or local building, using affordable and readily-available components.

Follow along if you would like to learn how to:

  • Install the free ChirpStack network server onto a Raspberry Pi with a shield for LoRaWAN to create a local gateway

  • Configure the ChirpStack gateway with an application and device profiles

  • Add at least one LoRaWAN end device to your gateway

  • Join the device(s) to the server, set up their measurements and dashboards

  • Hook up ChirpStack to the free IFTTT service so you can get email updates when devices send up data

This lab will touch on concepts of the LoRaWAN standard very lightly, as the main aim is to get you to a real working system in a practical way without too many deep dives. There are many complementary articles if you want to learn more, and the best place to dig deeper is of course the Academy for LoRaWAN.

In the first section you’ll look at the hardware you’re going to need for this lab.