This new firmware supplies a set of AT commands as you see in the document for using.
Addition, it supplies a set of APIs for users, and you can customize the usage method of RAK5205 according to your mind by calling APIs.
I’ll announce RAK customization cloud platform and document some days later.
This is awesome and a great improvement, but a black box is not what we need. If this is a development board, we need the source code to be able to analyze it and make changes so that it meets our needs. Also, we need to be able to compile the code with GCC and open source platforms. Otherwise it’s useless for the LoRa community.
We’re still working hard to build an online gcc compile enviroment for users to customize and compile their firmware of RAK5205 according to their application mind.
Just wait for my news, it will be released soon.
I’ve loaded the new firmware and all looks basically fine, but the GPS trace on the serial port is odd … I see …
Go to Sleep.
Start Search Satellite ...
latitude: 51.45721, longitude: 0.0 , altitude: 0m
Battery Voltage = 4.188 V
ACC X: 0 mg, Y: 0 mg, Z: -256 mg
[LoRa]: Send out
[LoRa]: Confirm data send OK
Go to Sleep.
Latitude is about right, but longitude and altitude both at 0 are wrong. A bug?
Sadly the temp is about right. Hot in London today!
The v3.x.x.x firmwares of RAK811 are all developed based on RAK IoT SDK named RUI, and all of RAK IoT nodes modules/products will be developed based on RUI actually.
RUI will not be fully open source, but we will supply a set of APIs for developers to customize their customized firmware according to their usecase. The following picture shows the architecture of RUI:
Hi Fomi, I bought the RAK5205 because it was in the spec sheet it was sold to be low power and open source.
I have discovered after trying it that it is not low power
The solution proposed by RAK is to move to the latest firmware generation and now I see that this new firmware will not be open source.
I was planning to perform some power measurements soon, but since this firmware will not be open source, I will have to pass.
I have bought RAK831 gateway, LoRa button, RAK811 itracker, RAK5205 and was looking at your latest tracker.
So far, the only product that I am happy with is the gateway. I was very enthousiast when you annouced your RAK5205 tracker and bought as soon as it was publicly available.
But now, I feel quite disappointed by your products because they cannot deliver what it was promised.
I do not ask anything, the goal of this post is just to provide a (former) customer feedback.
Our new firmware has low power and it is developed based on RAK IoT SDK named RUI. RUI is not open source, but it supply a set of APIs for users to customize their customized firmware for their own products which is built based on RAK module like RAK811 module.
Surely, you can think RAK5205 is built on RAK811 module, and add some sensors and GPS, the new firmware for RAK5205 is developed by cally RUI APIs in Application. So, as you see in the above picture, we will not open source RUI core which is only releated with RAK811 module, but we will open source all codes of Application, including RAK5205 sensors’s driver. By calling RUI APIs, users can add their own sensors and compile a customized firmware for their new products easily.
Yes, the latest firmware, which you can compile by yourself by using RAK online compiler, has removed AT commands about sensors including GPS. Because all sensors’s driver including GPS are developed based on RUI API:
Now, the default AT commands are all about RAK811 core module.
I think you can manage all about sensors by customizing a new “Application” based on our official RAK5205’s “Appilcation” source code: