This shield is used to hold HopeRF Lora module Software with WeMos ESP8266 boards it has just few minimal features.
You can find more information on WeMos D1 mini boards (mini, mini pro, mini lite), it's really well documented. I now use WeMos boards instead of NodeMCU's one because they're just smaller, features remains the same, but I also suspect WeMos regulator far better quality than the one used on NodeMCU that are just fake of originals AMS117 3V3.
Boards arrived, I tested them, works fine with forked version of single Channel LoRaWAN Gateway but you can use any program that is compatible with RFM95 Lora module according it to real pinout.
Look at the schematics for more informations.
SPI connexion is classic (MOSI/MISO/CLK),
New v1.3 Solder pad on bottom layer to be able to switch 3V3 and GND Pin. It's configured as old version mapping by default (silkscreen is correct).
Since V1.2, chip Select is still connected with GPIO16 by default but solder pad on bottom of the board allow you to connect GPIO16 to RESET for Deep Sleep. In this case:
Other pins that may need be adapted into code (for example if you use TTN network gateway code) according to the following pinout
Please not that to avoid 3 GPIOs for DIO0,DIO1,DIO2 Interrupt, these 3 are OR'ed with 3 diodes, respectively named D2,D3 and D4. This permit to use only one IRQ pin (here GPIO15). This is only possible because on IRQ routine the RFM9x IRQ register is read and then software knows which one has been triggered. You can see more details ont this dedicated LMIC Pull Request
WeMos D1 RFM9x Module GPIO12 (D6) <----> MISO GPIO13 (D7) <----> MOSI GPIO14 (D5) <----> CLK GPIO15 (D8) <----> DIO0/D2 OR DIO1/D3 OR DIO2/D4 GPIO16 (D0) <----> SEL Chip Select (depending on bottom solder PAD position) WeMos D1 Shield Feature GPIO5 (D1) <----> I2C SCL GPIO4 (D2) <----> I2C SDA GPIO0 (D3) <----> WS2812 LEDS GPIO2 (D4) <----> Push Button GPIO16 (D0) <----> RESET (depending on bottom solder PAD position)
Nothing fancy, all components are 0805 and/or PTH and can be ordered almost anywhere (digikey, mouser, radiospare, ...). use only what you need dependings on what you want to do. You can find lot of components on ebay or aliexpress, but since vendors are often ephemere, I put for reference the BOM on well known providers.
Here is the octopart BOM
You can order the PCB of this board at PCBs.io if you do so, PCBs.io give me discount that allow me to buy some new created boards.
Looks like PCBs.io is gone, I do not have any rewards from PCBs.io since August 2020 and my free order placed after are still not received, so my guess they are not on business anymore.
So you can order the board on oshpark. It's a pitty after several discuss with OSHPark that I can't have any rewards for each people ordering my boards, this would allow me to order free PCB for shared projects and create new ones. For information my shared boards generated a total of $285 162.00 orders at PCBs.io in 4 years, not bad at all :-)
Hoping one day OSHparks will thanks me giving them this market.
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