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Build Your Own TTN Gateway with Resin.io and RAK Wireless

Tim Perry
October 04, 2018

Build Your Own TTN Gateway with Resin.io and RAK Wireless

Tim Perry

October 04, 2018

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  1. Register a TTN Gateway Create an Resin.io account & application

    Provision your device Deploy the packet forwarder Configure your device @pimterry Build your own gateway
  2. Sign up at console.thethingsnetwork.org Register a new gateway: ◦ Any

    name ◦ Non-legacy packet forwarder ◦ EU frequency @pimterry Register a TTN Gateway
  3. Sign up at Resin.io Enter your details Add an SSH

    key (optional) Create an application: ▪ Starter app type ▪ Raspberry Pi 3 @pimterry Create a Resin.io account & application
  4. Click ‘Add Device’ Enter the network details Follow the guide

    to flash your SD card Make sure the antenna is attached Insert the SD card & power ...and continue, whilst it boots Provision your device @pimterry
  5. Deploy the packet forwarder @pimterry git clone https://github.com/resin-io-playground/ttn-resin-gateway-rpi Add your

    app as a git remote (see the top right of the app page) git push resin master (No SSH key? Use resin push with the Resin CLI)
  6. Deploy the packet forwarder (resin push) @pimterry git clone https://github.com/resin-io-playground/ttn-resin-gateway-rp

    i Install the CLI: docs.resin.io/reference/cli/ (‘Standalone install’) In the ttn-resin-gateway-rpi folder: > resin login > resin push <your app name>
  7. Configure your device @pimterry Open ‘Device Variables’ in the Resin

    device dashboard Set GW_ID to the id of your gateway Set GW_KEY to the key of your gateway Set GW_RESET_PIN to 11
  8. Bonus: NTP Fix @pimterry If your device can’t authenticate to

    TTN on the IZUM conference network, its clock may be failing to sync. You can fix this by SSHing into the host and running: date -s "$(curl --silent --head resin.io | grep Date: | sed 's/Date: //')"
  9. You’re done! @pimterry Monitor status via the device logs in

    the Resin dashboard Monitors packets sent & received in the TTN console