First Configuration

This example for a MKRFox1200 device allows you to setup the SigFox's backend for your board.

Hardware Required

  • MKRFox1200 board

Circuit

There is no circuit for this example.

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Code

In setup() the Serial is initialized. This will allow you to insert your first SigFox message and to get the informations you need to configure the SigFox's backend. Since the MKRFox1200 doesn't have an autoreset function associated to the Serial monitor opening, a Serial while is present. We also check that the SigFox module is present and can be used.

void setup() {
  Serial.begin(9600);

  while(!Serial) {};

  if (!SigFox.begin()) {
    Serial.println("Shield error or not present!");
    return;
}

After this, we can read our ID and PAC that you have to use to register your board.

String version = SigFox.SigVersion();
  String ID = SigFox.ID();
  String PAC = SigFox.PAC();

  // Display module informations
  Serial.println("MKRFox1200 Sigfox first configuration");
  Serial.println("SigFox FW version " + version);
  Serial.println("ID  = " + ID);
  Serial.println("PAC = " + PAC);

  Serial.println("");

  Serial.print("Module temperature: ");
  Serial.println(SigFox.temperatureInternal());

  Serial.println("Register your board on https://backend.sigfox.com/activate with provided ID and PAC");

  delay(100);

  // Send the module to the deepest sleep
  SigFox.end();

Register your board

To register you board you have to navigate to the SigFox backend and choose Arduino as kit provider.

After this you have to choose your country

Now you can insert your board's ID and PAC

And create your account

After you registered your board, you can send your first message! If your message is correctly delivered you will get a response from the server similar to:

Otherwise an error message will be printed on the serial monitor

In loop() we have no instructions since we don't need to do something more.

Complete code

/*
  SigFox First Configuration

  This sketch demonstrates the usage of MKRFox1200 SigFox module.
  Since the board is designed with low power in mind, it depends directly on ArduinoLowPower library

  This example code is in the public domain.
*/


#include <SigFox.h>
#include <ArduinoLowPower.h>

void setup() {
  Serial.begin(9600);
  while (!Serial) {};

  // Uncomment this line and comment begin() if you are working with a custom board
  //if (!SigFox.begin(SPI1, 30, 31, 33, 28, LED_BUILTIN)) {
  if (!SigFox.begin()) {
    Serial.println("Shield error or not present!");
    return;
  }
  // Enable debug led and disable automatic deep sleep
  // Comment this line when shipping your project :)
  SigFox.debug();

  String version = SigFox.SigVersion();
  String ID = SigFox.ID();
  String PAC = SigFox.PAC();

  // Display module informations
  Serial.println("MKRFox1200 Sigfox first configuration");
  Serial.println("SigFox FW version " + version);
  Serial.println("ID  = " + ID);
  Serial.println("PAC = " + PAC);

  Serial.println("");

  Serial.print("Module temperature: ");
  Serial.println(SigFox.internalTemperature());

  Serial.println("Register your board on https://backend.sigfox.com/activate with provided ID and PAC");

  delay(100);

  // Send the module to the deepest sleep
  SigFox.end();

  Serial.println("Type the message to be sent");
  while (!Serial.available());

  String message;
  while (Serial.available()) {
    message += (char)Serial.read();
  }

  // Every SigFox packet cannot exceed 12 bytes
  // If the string is longer, only the first 12 bytes will be sent

  if (message.length() > 12) {
    Serial.println("Message too long, only first 12 bytes will be sent");
  }

  Serial.println("Sending " + message);

  // Remove EOL
  message.trim();

  // Example of message that can be sent
  // sendString(message);

  Serial.println("Getting the response will take up to 50 seconds");
  Serial.println("The LED will blink while the operation is ongoing");

  // Example of send and read response
  sendStringAndGetResponse(message);
}

void loop()
{
}

void sendString(String str) {
  // Start the module
  SigFox.begin();
  // Wait at least 30mS after first configuration (100mS before)
  delay(100);
  // Clears all pending interrupts
  SigFox.status();
  delay(1);

  SigFox.beginPacket();
  SigFox.print(str);

  int ret = SigFox.endPacket();  // send buffer to SIGFOX network
  if (ret > 0) {
    Serial.println("No transmission");
  } else {
    Serial.println("Transmission ok");
  }

  Serial.println(SigFox.status(SIGFOX));
  Serial.println(SigFox.status(ATMEL));
  SigFox.end();
}

void sendStringAndGetResponse(String str) {
  // Start the module
  SigFox.begin();
  // Wait at least 30mS after first configuration (100mS before)
  delay(100);
  // Clears all pending interrupts
  SigFox.status();
  delay(1);

  SigFox.beginPacket();
  SigFox.print(str);

  int ret = SigFox.endPacket(true);  // send buffer to SIGFOX network and wait for a response
  if (ret > 0) {
    Serial.println("No transmission");
  } else {
    Serial.println("Transmission ok");
  }

  Serial.println(SigFox.status(SIGFOX));
  Serial.println(SigFox.status(ATMEL));

  if (SigFox.parsePacket()) {
    Serial.println("Response from server:");
    while (SigFox.available()) {
      Serial.print("0x");
      Serial.println(SigFox.read(), HEX);
    }
  } else {
    Serial.println("Could not get any response from the server");
    Serial.println("Check the SigFox coverage in your area");
    Serial.println("If you are indoor, check the 20dB coverage or move near a window");
  }
  Serial.println();

  SigFox.end();
}

See Also

Event Trigger

Last revision 2017/04/26 by AR

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