The MKR WAN 1300 is an unassuming, compact microcontroller created by Arduino to specifically meet the needs of makers looking to create IoT projects with no prior networking experience. Its magic is the onboard LoRaWAN-compatible Murata CMW1ZZABZ module. Providing access to low-power, wide-area communication networks means you can deploy this board into locations without Wi-Fi or Bluetooth penetration. It’s perfect for IoT projects in both dense urban regions and isolated rural spaces. The automatic power switching between external 5V and battery input (AA or AAA for example) makes it easy to use this board in sites without access to specialized LiPo packs.