It started with the LoRenz shield, an Arduino shield for Semtech's SX1272/78 LoRa modules. But why should a wireless shield only support modules from one manufacturer? And while we're at it, why should it support only one type of wireless communication!?
This is where KITE Shield comes in: two dedicated slots for two different wireless modules, regardless of frequency, modulation or protocol. Want to add a Bluetooth interface to your ZigBee network? Sure thing! Need to connect LoRa network to the Internet with a GSM module? Go for it!
Thanks to dedicated logic level shifters and LDO regulators, the two slots are entirely independent! Both support 3.3 or 5 V logic modules with 3.3 or 5 V power supply in any combination. The slots are compatible with XBee modules and contain SPI, UART and I2C bus with 2 extra GPIO pins! On top of that, the KiteLib library provides easy to use interface, based on the successful LoRaLib.
KITE Shield currently supports:
- ESP8266 WiFi module with MQTT and HTTP support
- HC-05 Bluetooth module
- RFM69 FSK/OOK radio module
- SX127x series LoRa modules - including SX1272, SX1276 and SX1278
- XBee modules (S2B)
- And more in development!