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May/June 2018

No Wi-Fi For The Pi

How can a Raspberry Pi be made to talk to IoT devices over low power FM rather than Wi-Fi? Looking for distances under 100 ft.

Durriyah Shamoon
Eau Claire, WI


There are many low power radio modules in the market, which can be interfaced via the RPi’s serial port and/or GPIO pins, and which will allow point to point communications over short range (have a look at; other suppliers are available). But, so far as communicating with existing IoT devices, you may have some trouble, since you will need a communication device compatible with whatever you are trying to communicate with.

Myk Dormer