The Things Academy: Hands on with LoRaWAN®
What you'll learn
- Running a LoRaWAN Gateway on a Raspberry Pi
- Connecting LoRaWAN devices
- Managing LoRaWAN IoT data in a dashboard
- Solving a real world problem using IoT
- No programming experience required. Basic IT knowledge, experience with Arduino and Raspberry Pi is helpful.
- Required hardware: See course description
Start your professional LoRaWAN® career now with The Things Academy (Hardware required)
Get ready for 5 days of intense learning, hands-on workshops, and building real use cases using LoRaWAN technology. During the 1-week pressure cooker, you will gain theoretical knowledge of the LoRa® technology and LoRaWAN standard, and you will learn how to put the theory in practice through joining hands-on workshops.
Instructors include IoT experts who have seen IoT projects containing hundreds of thousands of sensors succeed and fail. All instructors are committed to provide you with the insights we’ve learned over the course of the past year, preventing you from making the same mistakes.
For whom: The Things Summer Academy is a week-long summer school, designed for ambitious people who are planning to kickstart their career in IoT. No knowledge of LoRaWAN is required, basic understanding of (web) development and/or basic electronics is preferable.
What we ask from participants: We ask participants to be dedicated for the full week. To listen to the theory presented by the experts, and to join in with the hands-on workshops. Access to a hardware kit is required (see bottom, and see the final lecture for a PDF with links)
What you will learn?
Theory about the fundamentals of LoRa and LoRaWAN
Understanding the principles of wireless communication
How to securely connect a LoRaWAN device to any LoRaWAN Network Server
Sending uplinks and downlinks
Basics about LoRaWAN security
How to set up a gateway using LoRa Basics Station
The inner-workings of The Things Stack (the technology used by The Things Network)
Integrating sensor data with third part platforms through MQTT and HTTP Webhooks
Storing, visualizing and processing sensor data in IoT platforms
Why join this course?
High-quality content, created by a team of LoRaWAN experts
Hands-on workshops with live Q&A
Personal mentor to support your throughout the week
Become part of a peer-group for discussing, interacting and reviewing one another’s work
Access to discounted hardware and software
Official Certificate upon completion (add-on for €99)
Invitation to The Things Alumni Network
On-demand content after the summer course
The Things Summer Course Instructors:
Johan Stokking, Tech Lead at The Things Network
Olivier Seller, co-inventor of LoRa technology & Technical Fellow at Semtech
Sebastian Romero, Design Lead at Arduino
Nick McCloud, IoT entrepreneur & The Things Network Forum moderator
JP Meijers, IoT developer & creator of TTN Mapper
Xose Pérez, IoT developer & initiator The Things Network Barcelona
Marc Pous, Developer Advocate at Balena
Ben Olayinka, technical writer at The Things Network
Laurens Slats, developer evangelist at The Things Network
For participating in the Academy, specific hardware is needed. Below is an overview of the hardware required for the course. See the final lecture for a PDF with links.
Arduino MKR WAN 1300
Arduino MKR Env shield
There are 2 options to choose from. You can order the individual components (option 1) or purchase the kit as a whole (option 2).
RAK2287 (SPI Version Only!)
RAK2287 Pi HAT
Raspberry Pi 4
WisGate Developer D4H
Join our Slack Channel
We would love to get to know you before we kickstart the course. Join the conversation with fellow students on The Things Network Slack. See the final lecture for a PDF with instructions.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner engineers interested in LPWAN and LoRaWAN low power IoT solutions
Helping developers around the world be successful in building LoRaWAN networks, solutions and devices. Together with 140 thousands IoT developers, in 1000's of communities we are a global IoT ecosystem using LoRaWAN. Check out our course where we explain the basics of this technology and give you a solid starting point to be successful in Internet of Things.