Giveaway Week – WisBlock Kit 2 LoRa-based GPS Tracker with Solar Panel

The second prize of CNX Software’s giveaway week does not come directly from me, but instead, RAKwireless accepted to offer a sample to add to the event: Wisblock Kit 2.

The kit is a LoRa-based GPS tracker that comes with a sensor to detect location change every set time interval, and ships with a solar panel, although you could also offer it with a set of batteries (not included).

Wisblock Kit 2 GPS Tracker Solar PanelSince I’ve never written about this kit, let’s go through the main building blocks:

  • RAK5005-O base board
    • Slots for 1x WisBlock Core MCU module, up to 4x WisBlock Sensor modules, and one WisBlock IO module
    • I2C, UART, GPIO’s and analog input accessible with solder contacts
    • Debugging – USB debug port
    • Misc- 2x user LED’s, reset button
    • Supports 3 different power supply sources
    • 1 slot for WisBlock Core MCU
  • RAK4631 Wisblock Core module
    • WiSoC – Nordic nRF52840 with Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 connectivity
    • LoRa
      • Sentech SX1262 transceiver
      • LoRaWan 1.0.2 protocol stack (supports Class A & C)
  • RAK1904 accelerator module with STMicro LIS3DH acceleration sensor
  • RAK1910 GPS module based on U-Blox MAX-7Q GNSS module with support for GPS/QZSS and GLONASS; 2.5m accuracy, 10 Hz update rate

Solar powered GPS tracker giveawayYou’ll find documentation on the RAK store where it is sold for $77.28 (also on Aliexpress), as well as an Arduino sketch sample on Github.

To enter the draw simply leave a comment with your country and whatever else you’d like to say. If the country is missing, I’ll consider the entry void. Other rules are as follows:

  • Only one entry per contest. I will filter out entries with the same IP and/or email address.
  • Contests are open for 48 hours starting at 10 am (Bangkok time) every day.
  • Comments will be closed after 48 hours. If comments are open, the contest is still going on.
  • Winners will be selected with random.org, and announced in the comments section of each giveaway.
  • I’ll contact the winner by email, and I’ll expect an answer within 24 hours, or I’ll pick another winner.
  • Note that I may not be able to contact people who log in with Facebook, Twitter, or Google, so it’s better to use an email address to enter the daw.
  • Shipping will be handled by RAKwireless, and I’ll forward the winner’s email to arrange shipment.
  • I’ll make sure we have 7 different winners, so if you have already won a device during this giveaway week, I’ll draw another person.

Good luck!

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Edgar Mondragon
1 year ago

Mexico
May the Randomness be with me.

Ted Lin
Ted Lin
1 year ago

Taiwan

Chance Challacombe
Chance Challacombe
1 year ago

United States

Huy Thang
1 year ago

Vietnam

bitpilot
bitpilot
1 year ago

Australia. Looks like a cool project!

Stuart
Stuart
1 year ago

Australia. We have lots of sun to power this kit!

Steve Hopkins
1 year ago

Thailand

SeniL
SeniL
1 year ago

Romania

Katie
Katie
1 year ago

USA

Frank Earl
Frank Earl
1 year ago

United States

Isidoros Gkantsidis
Isidoros Gkantsidis
1 year ago

Greece

Nitin
Nitin
1 year ago

India

Nitin D'Almeida
Nitin D'Almeida
1 year ago

India

El Tan
El Tan
1 year ago

Philippines

William Page
1 year ago

USA

This would be awesome for expanding the range on my robot car project.

Thomas
Thomas
1 year ago

Hey,
what is the boxes name? Where can i buy this box — for other projects.

Thx.

Frank
Frank
1 year ago

Singapore

Adam C
Adam C
1 year ago

US Thanks for the invite

Jeroen
1 year ago

Belgium

frostwork
frostwork
1 year ago

Looks very interesting!
Germany

Codrut R
Codrut R
1 year ago

Romania

littleyoda
littleyoda
1 year ago

Germany

Parthiban
1 year ago

Germany. Thanks.

Sathish Guru V
Sathish Guru V
1 year ago

India.

May the odds be ever in my favor!

chaolue
chaolue
1 year ago

New Zealand

Karpiu
Karpiu
1 year ago

Poland. Sorry for the country missing at the first comment.

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Germany

Erik
Erik
1 year ago

Sweden

zmlopez
zmlopez
1 year ago

Spain

Dainis S
1 year ago

Latvia

lifelion
lifelion
1 year ago

France

bezeria
1 year ago

Netherlands

Haze
Haze
1 year ago

France

Joakim Langkilde
Joakim Langkilde
1 year ago

Denmark

Klaudiusz
Klaudiusz
1 year ago

Poland

shivam
shivam
1 year ago

india
gimee da meter hahah..

Loki
Loki
1 year ago

France

Rudi
Rudi
1 year ago

Australia

nick
nick
1 year ago

Let’s help the farmers.
UK

Shane Bekker
Shane Bekker
1 year ago

New Zealand
Been waiting to test a GPS Lora setup

JF002
JF002
1 year ago

Belgium

Nikola Samardzic
Nikola Samardzic
1 year ago

Serbia

pi-r
pi-r
1 year ago

Poland

G. Bishop
G. Bishop
1 year ago

Switzerland,
Looks really interesting, but don’t know what to do with that at the moment.

Sajad
Sajad
1 year ago

Sweden

Abbadon
Abbadon
1 year ago

Netherlands

Hong S.
Hong S.
1 year ago

USA.

Interesting produce.

KotCzarny
1 year ago

poland

Ivan Najdanović
Ivan Najdanović
1 year ago

Serbia

gonp
gonp
1 year ago

austria. thank you!

jeanrhum
jeanrhum
1 year ago

France

Jota.nr
Jota.nr
1 year ago

Spain. Hope to get one!

anthony.h
anthony.h
1 year ago

France

Loic
Loic
1 year ago

Switzerland

Yunus
Yunus
1 year ago

Turkey

Can you give an example ? Why we use this device and how we use ? is this a gps tracker device its looking big box in published picture. If device is working what conditions ? Can you describe some detail ?

Thank you

Bjames
Bjames
1 year ago

Hungary

JaXX
JaXX
1 year ago

Hey from France ! This could actually be a great backup positionning system on a boat (mooring alert) plus a LoRa message upload gw (thinking of plenty use cases)

Peter
Peter
1 year ago

Belgium

Magnus
Magnus
1 year ago

Finland

Vincent
Vincent
1 year ago

France
Great blog with interesting articles

Leandro Zaccaria
Leandro Zaccaria
1 year ago

Italy

TMT
TMT
1 year ago

Spain.
Thanks for your info.

Alexandre Assouad
Alexandre Assouad
1 year ago

France !
Nice giveaway

michael zweers
michael zweers
1 year ago

Netherlands, 🙂

Kovacs Robert
Kovacs Robert
1 year ago

Hungary

christophe rousseau
1 year ago

france

great competition.

Marcin
Marcin
1 year ago

Poland
After a long time, I decided to take part. 🙂

Xue Liu
Xue Liu
1 year ago

Hello from German

Bart
Bart
1 year ago

The Netherlands

Aldo
Aldo
1 year ago

Italy

vladimir
vladimir
1 year ago

Russia

Hartraft
Hartraft
1 year ago

Belgium
Looks really interesting to get into LoRa

Kubo
Kubo
1 year ago

Slovakia

X4lldux
X4lldux
1 year ago

Poland

Julian
Julian
1 year ago

España

Nicolas Marshall
1 year ago

France
Let’s hope !

Alexey
Alexey
1 year ago

Russia

Gung Sukma
Gung Sukma
1 year ago

Indonesia, wkwkwk

Erik
Erik
1 year ago

Poland
Thanks a lot for you great site and news coverage.

Toth Attila
Toth Attila
1 year ago

Romania

Sergej Komov
Sergej Komov
1 year ago

Latvia

Carlos Santos
Carlos Santos
1 year ago

Portugal

Adam Stephens
Adam Stephens
1 year ago

United States

Chida
Chida
1 year ago

India

Darren
Darren
1 year ago

Japan
Solar + Lora + GPS + nRF52 > Netflix!

Dien N
Dien N
1 year ago

from Vietnam

Maciej Milikiewicz
Maciej Milikiewicz
1 year ago

Poland

Frans
Frans
1 year ago

Netherlands

Joe Bleau
Joe Bleau
1 year ago

USA!

Rob Leighton
Rob Leighton
1 year ago

United Kingdom.

sheng
sheng
1 year ago

Canada

Wenle Zheng
1 year ago

UNited States

Miliadis Lazaros
Miliadis Lazaros
1 year ago

Greece
You are an invaluable source of information for all of us.

Marques
Marques
1 year ago

France

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

USA

rui cruz
rui cruz
1 year ago

Portugal

Ales Pycha
Ales Pycha
1 year ago

Czech Republic

1 year ago

India

michael Z
michael Z
1 year ago

Greece

Caio Pedreira
Caio Pedreira
1 year ago

Brazil.
RAKwireless is da Best!

Anthony DiLello
Anthony DiLello
1 year ago

United States

Andi
Andi
1 year ago

Germany

TonyT
TonyT
1 year ago

United States

Afranio
Afranio
1 year ago

Brazil. Thanks!!

Afranio
Afranio
1 year ago

Brazil. Cool product.

jansen cesar arruda
jansen cesar arruda
1 year ago

Brazil

Hicham B
Hicham B
1 year ago

France

Josh
Josh
1 year ago

United States

Philip
Philip
1 year ago

France

Boris
1 year ago

Croatia

Solmis
Solmis
1 year ago

Finland

Zuperzebra
Zuperzebra
1 year ago

From Germany with love!

Neal
Neal
1 year ago

South Africa

Nick
Nick
1 year ago

New Zealand – looks like a neat project.

Jason Piercy
Jason Piercy
1 year ago

Canada

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

USA
Yet another thing I’d love to play with…

Marius
Marius
1 year ago

Romania

David A.M.
David A.M.
1 year ago

Spain here.
Plenty of sun to take the best of that solar panel!

Krzysztof
Krzysztof
1 year ago

Poland

Kamil
Kamil
1 year ago

Poland

tomaz
tomaz
1 year ago

Slovenia

Andrei
Andrei
1 year ago

I definitely would have a good project for this kit. Greetings from Brazil.

Alex Mina
1 year ago

Ukraine

GTurkeli
GTurkeli
1 year ago

Turkey. Good luck everyone!

Matias Warth
Matias Warth
1 year ago

Israel

Craig Swan
Craig Swan
1 year ago

USA
I almost bought this directly from RAK, but shipping was high, thx!

Jon Mott
Jon Mott
1 year ago

USA

Occam
Occam
1 year ago

USA Spin wheel

T. R.
T. R.
1 year ago

Never won before, so may the luck be with me this time 🙂

Italy

Arp Rip
1 year ago

Taiwan

Michal Rodzos
Michal Rodzos
1 year ago

Australia

Ismael
Ismael
1 year ago

Spain

Martin F
Martin F
1 year ago

Germany

phill tran
phill tran
1 year ago

United States

Anthony Tripi
Anthony Tripi
1 year ago

United States. Let’s get mining!

suriyan
suriyan
1 year ago

Thailand. Looks interesting!

Roylee Sanchez
Roylee Sanchez
1 year ago

May the odds be in my favor

United States

Afranio
Afranio
1 year ago

Brazil. Good luck everyone!

Afranio
Afranio
1 year ago

Brazil. Good luck everyone!

Jonathan Reid
Jonathan Reid
1 year ago

New Zealand

Robbie Heugel
Robbie Heugel
1 year ago

USA

jabran shafique
1 year ago

PAKISTAN
IN SHA ALLAHA I WILL BE THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY

Kedar Koppikar
Kedar Koppikar
1 year ago

Me too

Alessandro Morales
1 year ago

Perú

Mustafa Kurt
Mustafa Kurt
1 year ago

Germany

Tom
1 year ago

your country

Guillaume
Guillaume
1 year ago

France

Claudio Duffini
Claudio Duffini
1 year ago

Italy
Great setup !

Parthiban
1 year ago

Germany.

Michael Hawkins
1 year ago

United States
May the farce be with you 🙂

Hoangdinh86
Hoangdinh86
1 year ago

VietNam

Hickory Smith
Hickory Smith
1 year ago

Malaysia
Perfect for tracking vehicles up the hill to my guesthouse

Aleksandar Pericin
Aleksandar Pericin
1 year ago

Serbia

Marcin Dąbrowski
1 year ago

Poland

Grzegorz Drozd
Grzegorz Drozd
1 year ago

Poland

Parveen
Parveen
1 year ago

India

khancyr
khancyr
1 year ago

France, Let’s make this a TinyGS station !

fmp
fmp
1 year ago

Portugal

Frank
Frank
1 year ago

United Kingdom – England
Have a great day 🙂

Magnus Einarsson
Magnus Einarsson
1 year ago

Sweden

Arvo
Arvo
1 year ago

Latvia

avra
avra
1 year ago

Serbia

Vitaly
Vitaly
1 year ago

Ukraine.

Christian
Christian
1 year ago

Austria. Nice product.

Vitaly
Vitaly
1 year ago

Ukraine

Manuel
Manuel
1 year ago

Portugal – a lot of sun to power these!

Ameer Marie
1 year ago

Jordan

Tomas Muehlhoff
Tomas Muehlhoff
1 year ago

Germany

Balázs
Balázs
1 year ago

Hungary

Herbert Hotz
1 year ago

Switzerland
Hope to be a lucky winner!
Best regards to the sponsor.

Tom Bed
Tom Bed
1 year ago

Poland

Manuel
Manuel
1 year ago

Portugal

Sławomir
Sławomir
1 year ago

Poland
Hope to learn how to use this 🙂

Dmytro
Dmytro
1 year ago

Ukraine

hkguy
hkguy
1 year ago

USA

Syed Khalid Ahmed
Syed Khalid Ahmed
1 year ago

India

Eamonn
Eamonn
1 year ago

Ireland

Ulices
Ulices
1 year ago

I’m from Mexico

David To
David To
1 year ago

USA

CHRIS
CHRIS
1 year ago

usa

JURAJ
1 year ago

France
Thnx so much 😉

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Brazil

Leon Woestenberg
1 year ago

The Netherlands
Can it also harvest rain?

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