Ministerial visiterial

The UK Minister for Small Business, MP Andrew Griffiths, came in to our new Lab this week, I had a chance to talk to him about our LoRa projects, and demonstrate our philosophy and equipment for rapid prototyping – illustrating how we take our ideas and concepts to reality in a matter of hours.

He was a very nice chap and seemed genuinely interested in what we are doing.


Aside the poor colloquial joke title, its been a good morning. Having only really be

gun to cut my teeth with LPWAN at the tail end of last year, this morning I set what appears to be a UK distance record for LoRaWAN, just under 70km, from 902ft up a hillside in Wales, to North and East Manchester gateways. I think I’d call that success.

The node is a Pycom LoPy4, with an IMST antenna, had a few pings at that distance, and not really even getting toward the end of the signal strength, so if I can find somewhere eq

ually geographically forgiving then there is definitely more to come. Snowdon I guess…