I’m a vineyard manager. My goal is to use an OpenSprinkler (or OSPi) as a master controller, and use several wirelessly connected valve controllers using arduino and OSBee. Thing is, I need better range than can be had using the 433 mhz transmitter/receiver that’s available on rayshobby. I’m thinking of using some kind of LoRa shield for arduino, but I’d like to make sure that I can make Opensprinkler talk to OSBee using LoRa. I already have an Opensprinkler, but it occurs to me that it might be easier to make this work using OSPi.
I quickly checked the LoRa website and it seems the module uses SPI to communicate with microcontrollers. So it should work fine with either OSPi or OpenSprinkler. Programming wise, OSPi is possibly easier (depending on how familiar you are with RPi vs. Arduino), but I suppose they provide libraries for both platforms.