In case of using the Terkin Datalogger firmware with the Hiveeyes.org environment please follow this scheme for the TTN dev_id:


and replace upper case strings with your individual lower case namings without additional dashes. hiveeyes-USER will become your InfluxDB client data base and LOCATION-NAMEOFHIVE_sensors will be your InfluxDB measurement name.

In settings.py networking section enter your TTN device credentials (copy and paste from TTN console) and deactivate all telemetry targets except CayenneLPP over TTN-LoRa. datarate defines the bandwidth and spreading factor for the joining process while 'adr' = True enables the Adaptive Data Rate for subsequent data packages depending on the LoRa signal quality.


CayenneLPP is our sensor data encoding standard of choice in conjunction with LoRaWAN transmissions. It ensures small data packages and consequently little air times for actually sending the data.

The upstream CayenneLPP Python library has been extended to also encode load and voltage readings. In order to forward those variables into your TTN payload you would need to insert the given decoder.js code into your TTN App. In TTN console under Payload Formats switch to Custom and paste the Javascript from decoder.js. The decoder function is backwards compatible to the built-in CayenneLPP decoder.

PutsReq HTTP Endpoint

An instance of PutsReq.com hosted on hiveeyes.org will serve as your HTTP endpoint in the TTN HTTP integration.

It’s a free service for inspecting and rewriting HTTP POST requests to a response that our data acquisition service (DAQ) at swarm.hiveeyes.org will be able to understand and process.

HTTP endpoint URLs for common use are already set up and can be requested from @thiasB or @ClemensGruber but you can of course set up your own endpoint and use the Javascript provided in

Telegram Bot

A Telegram bot for interacting with the device via LoRaWAN downlinks is available from the telegram_terkin_ttn_bot.py file.

Currently these two capabilities are implemented:

  • /pause and /unpause for pausing and continuing the inclusion of sensor data into the payload, e.g for times when you are working on the bees hives.

  • /sleep MIN for remotely setting the Deep Sleep interval in MIN minutes. Send /sleep 0 to return to the interval defined in your device configuration.

Please see Telegram bot documentation for how to get started with a bot at first. An always-on server under your control will be needed to run the bot. Remember that downlink messages to the device are not being sent immediately but shortly after an uplink message has been successfully received by the network.