If you ever wanted to up your home networking game with backup to Dropbox and secure remote access from everywhere through your own VPN, all based on Docker containers, then check out what Andreas Spiess has done.

In this video, he covers:

  • Install Docker with many containers like Mosquitto, Node-Red, Grafana, influxDB, Postgres, Portainer, and Adminer
  • Increase the live expectancy of your SD card by disabling swapping and by installing log2ram- Automatically backup all valuable data to the cloud, in our case, to Dropbox
  • Setup PiVPN to remotely and securely access our home network from anywhere in the world- Besides that, you will learn a lot of useful things about Docker containers

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Learn about LoRaWAN and The Things Network (https://aka.ms/iotshow/thethingsnetwork) from Johan Stokking, co-founder of The Things Network.

Did you know a LoRa device can run for a few years on a single AAA battery?

This makes LoRaWAN ideal for IoT scenarios.

Johan also discusses the Things Network and its community-driven effort to build a global LoRaWAN network now at 8500 gateways. Also, The Things Network now simplifies provisioning of LoRa devices with QR codes.

Finally, watch a demo of how to connect the LoRa infrastructure and a LoRa device to Azure in order to detect the freefall of the object.