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Raspberry PI TTN gateway image based on Hypriot
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Raspberry PI TTN gateway

Raspberry PI TTN gateway image based on Hypriot. This dockerfile is heavily influenced by the install script from The Things Network iC880a-based gateway.

Hardware Preperation

This image is made for and tested on a Raspberry Pi 3 together with a IMST-iC880 SPI LoRaWAN concentrator.

OS preparation

Here are the steps to get the host environment ready for this image:

  1. Download the latest HypriotOS from here:
  2. Install it on a SD card. Etcher is a easy-to-use tool for this:
    • Optional: place an empty ssh file in the root of the SD card to enable SSH access to the Pi
  3. Put the SD card into your Raspberry Pi and power it up
  4. Login with user pirate and password hypriot Note: default keyboard layout is QWERTY. If you are using a QWERTZ keyboard make sure you use the correct 'y' in the password
    • For SSH access: once the Pi has fully booted (the blinking LEDs have calmed down) it shows up with the default hostname black-pearl in your network.
  5. Run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install raspi-config kbd. During setup you can choose a different keyboard layout if you need
  6. Run sudo raspi-config to
    • Set correct timezone: 4 Localisation Options > I2 Change Timezones
    • Enable SPI interface: 5 Interfacing Options > P4 SPI > Yes
  7. Restart the Pi
  8. Find the Pi MAC address (required in next step) by running cat /sys/class/net/eth0/address
  9. Run
     docker run -it --privileged --net=host --restart=always \
     -e PI_RESET_PIN=<optional-see-explanation-below> \
    • PI_RESET_PIN may or may not be required depending on how the concentrator is connected to the Pi. The default
      reset pin configured by the start script is 25.
      Installations with simple backplanes such as the one from Gnz
      can go with the default value. More elaborate backplanes might rewire the reset pin. The one from CH2i
      for example uses 17. Hence, you would say docker run ... -e PI_RESET_PIN=17 ....
    • GATEWAY_EUI is the Pi MAC address from the previous step without colons (-> 8byte number)

Optional: Building the image yourself

To build a (potentially customized) image yourself do as follows:

$ git clone
$ cd rpi-ttn-gateway
$ docker build -t <your-handle-here>/rpi-ttn-gateway .

<your-handle-here> can be anything that is uniquely you (e.g. name) but you might also use rpi-ttn-gateway w/o any "prefix".

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