RAKwireless joined CNX Software’s Giveaway Week last year with the WisBlock Kit 2 LoRa-based GPS Tracker with Solar Panel, and the company is back for Giveaway Week 2022 with the RAK Developer Kit (Air Quality Kit) with LoRaWAN connectivity.
The kit includes everything to get started to build an indoor air quality monitor and send the air quality information over LoRaWAN to the cloud/LoRaWAN server. It notably comes with a WisGate gateway and a Wisblock Node with an indoor enclosure.
The kit contents and main specifications are as follows:
- RAK7246 WisGate Developer D0 with:
- Raspberry Pi Zero W board with Broadcom BCM2835 ARM11 processor @ 1GHz, 512MB RAM
- Storage – 16GB MicroSD card
- 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 via Cypress CYW43438 module found on RPi Zero W board
- RAK2246 Pi HAT LoRaWAN concentrator module with
- SX1308 baseband processor
- Frequency bands – RU864, IN865, EU868, US915, AU915, KR920, AS923
- WisBlock Kit 4 with
- RAK19007 slots for WisBlock Core MCU, WisBlock Sensor, and other WisBlock modules
- RAK4631 core MCU module based on Nordic nRF52840 BLE 5.0 chip and Semtech SX1262 LoRa transceiver with support for LoRaWan 1.0.2 protocol stack (supports Class A & C)
- RAK1906 module with the Bosch BME680 environment sensor to measure:
- Temperature – Range: -40°C to +85°C
- Humidity – Range: 0% to 100%
- Pressure -Range: 300 to1100 hPa
- Gas sensor response time < 1s
- Gas sensor direct output of IAQ: Index for Air Quality
- Antennas – Gateway & WisBlock node antennas (LoRa, BLE, WiFi)
- RAKBox-B3 indoor enclosure for the WisBlock Kit 4
The company provides detailed instructions to connect the RAK Developer Kit (Air Quality Kit) to The Things Networks and Ubidots to create a dashboard in the cloud as shown above.
To enter the draw simply leave a comment with your country and whatever else you’d like to say (no links in the body of the comment). 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 draw.
- Shipping is handled directly by RAKwireless and the winner will not need to pay for shipping
- 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.
If you’re interested in the kit but don’t end up being the lucky winner, the RAK Developer Kit (Air Quality Kit) can be purchased on the RAKwireless’ store for $144.58 with the frequency suitable in your country.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
234 entries and winner is… #50.
Thanks from the USA for the giveaway opportunities!
and the prize goes to.. the first to leave a comment… This is from Brazil
I’d live to take measurements of the air quality in many different cities here in Brazil with that, thanks for the giveaway!
Woo! This looks like a really fun toy. I’m in the USA.
This looks interesting.
Greetings from Canada. 🍁👍
Hi from the USA here. I have to admit, this looks like a nice enough kit to really dream about the possibilities, before I probably put it in a drawer with all of my other dev kits that I can never find the time to us.
Thanks from the Taiwan for the giveaway opportunities!
smells good USA
I just want to say hi from Sweden
This is Belarus
Hello from France.
With this product I can take my first steps into the Lora communication network
A very useful kit. Pakistan.
Hi from AU 😉
gimme da Gatway!
US here! Hope I win
hello from Malaysia
Good luck! Romania here.
Hello World! Malaysia
I would definitely love to get this sweet piece of equipment on sunny Spain
Hello from Singapore
Canada, thanks for all these giveaways
Hey. I live in Iran and actually I got familiar with your products two weeks ago through Linkedin by chance! Nice designs btw
Taiwan ! Cool things
Yes, please, South Africa
Another greetings from India!
Poland, have a nice day.
Hi from Germany
Cyprus. Thanks for such a nice gift
nice device 🙂
greetings from germany
Thanks from Australia
Greetings from Italy, Sicily.
Hello from France !
Finland reporting for duty!
Thanks for these giveaways!
Spain. Thank you for the giveaway
Hello from Czech Republic
I’d love to participate. From Switzerland:)
Greetings from Belgium. That is a really interesting giveaway, thanks for that!
Hi, I would love to be considered for this giveaway. I am from USA, Colorado, Boulder. I am a full-time student who loves embedded systems and would like to explore this product. Thanks
Hello from Finland!
Br from Hungary! 🙂
Will be interesting to use on a boat.
Hello from England, United Kingdom
France report for duty
Build a diy AirGradient sensor in the past and would like to complete
United States, wow, early.
Austria. Thank you!
Germany. I have allergies and I have wanted an air quality sensor for some time. Greetings!
Hey there from Latvia!
Greetings from Czechia!
wondered if the air quality is improving with the expansion of the ULEZ zone in the cities around.
From the UK, with love
greetings from France
Greetings from Brazil
Greetings from germany
Germany, good luck!
Good luck for all! 🙂
Poland, I hope I won’t need to use these everyday.
Not sure about usage of LoRaWAN in the Smart Home context here in Germany. Would give it a try.
Hi from Lithuania!
Greetings from Greece!
Spain, thank you so much!
Greetings from Portugal!
Greetings from Switzerland 🙂 Thanks
Hi from Canada!
UK, thank you.
Let it measure the air in Germany
Hello from Portugal!
Hi from Germany
Hello from northern Sweden where the air quality is really good, except the chernobyl clouds that still pop up every now and then lol
I love this site, thanks for the many great articles!
Greetings from Switzerland
Hello from Belgium 🙂
Greetings from Italy!
Hello from Portugal 😀 !!!
Hello from the southern US, thanks.
Greetings from Greece 😊
USA – this could be useful to monitor garden
Hi from Portugal!
Hi from Belgium
Morning from Spain!
Hi from France 😉
I love this brand, since I use it for many personnal and industrial projets.
Hi from France
Hi from France
Moin from Germany
I would love to win this set. I am a tinkerer and I have a wild idea that this dev kit could form the basis of something much more profound and edge of edge, if you will. John Lawton McBrayer – Switzerland
This is USA reaching out. Thank you.
Malaysia checking in!
Taking a chance from France
Hello from Chicago.
This is like an early Christmas present, thanks! USA
Greetings from the USA.
Thanks from US. Could be an interesting project!
Oh, now this looks cool. Please count me in from the USA, please. Thank you and thanks to RAKwireless as well.
This looks quite an interesting! Hello from Italy.
Hello from Latvia
Greetings from Malaysia.
Domneu from the USA
Let’s travel in the USA!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Once more, let’s see if I win anything 😅 Greetings from California, USA!
Hi from Italy
hello from Indonesia 🙂
USA. Really want to see my local air quality with this type of monitor.
Would love to experiment with LoRaWAN
Hi from Israel
United States checking in. Thanks for the chance!
Hello again from Australia
I could put this to good use. United States
Still here in the uk
Hugs from Italy
Hi from the Netherlands!
Thanks for your work!
Greetings from Romania
Greetings from Saudi Arabia!
Thanks from Belgium
thank you for the opportunity
Shalom from Israel🇮🇱
England, Great Britain, or United Kingdom, take your pick!
Taiwan, thank for giveaway
Thanks from Germany!
Hello from Poland
Ooh, I would definitely want this! Especially going into winter
As always Jean-Luc, thanks for running your yearly give-away. Something to brighten our autumnal days! 🙂 Arigatou!
Cool giveaway thanks
Greetings from Tennessee in the USA!
Thanks from Singapore. I’d like to test.
Greetings from India
GGidday from New Zealand
Thank you from USA!
Hello from France 😀
Greetings from AUSTRIA
Love the RAKwireless products, keep up the good work
Been planning to build an environmental monitoring system here in the United States. This would be an awesome way to get it started.
I’m in. Ukraine!
Crossing fingers from Spain
Hello from Hungary!
Ooh, I’ve been dying to get started with LoRa – hard to find kit here in New Zealand though
Greetings from Lithuania
Greetings from Switzerland! Love the site!
Hi from the US, looks fun to tinker with
Greetings from Romania
Andreas from Singapore, cool idea with this giveaway
Good day fffrom UK.
Thank you from Greece
Greetings from Hungary.
Greetings from Pakistan
Good luck from France
Cheers from Switzerland
ali reza from iran.
Hi from The Netherlands
hi from Germany!
Hello there! Greece sends regards! 😀
Hi from Romania
Hi All, Greetings from Vietnam
Hi from Singapore, hope that I can win this giveaway!