Many of you on Mesh Community know me already but I’m Rahul, the product manager for goTenna Mesh.
Given how vibrant the community has become I’m going to start hosting live video sessions that will enable me to get and provide live feedback, as well as showcase projects you’re working on, and bring other members of the goTenna team in on an ad hoc basis.
In order to make sure we structure this in a way that’s valuable/fun for all of you, mind answering these questions here? Thanks!
What type of questions/topics might you want to ask or cover during a live video session?
Would you be interested sharing your project/experiences with other webinar attendees (show & tell)?
What general days & times of day would make it likelier for you to join?
How regularly should I host these sessions?
What kinds of guests would you like to hear from during these sessions (e.g. another goTenna team member)?
Love to see your RF engineer talk and your encryption person. The video @danielagotenna posted got me thinking about that. I just learned something I didn’t realize. Shouts are encrypted. That doesn’t really make sense to me. Encryption has extra overhead. I would have expected only compression.
Love to hear about some of those decisions.
Of course with the Hams we have here your RF engineer should be very neat.
I would also like to point out some of us will want to use parts of the videos in presentations later for our local groups.
How about this for a use case. One thing I like is the ability to stay connected BUT less connected then a cellphone usually provides. I don’t like dealing with all the distractions a cellphone provides when I’m Kayaking, hiking, or biking.
Remember when almost no one had a cellphone? The outside was so much more fun.
Yes. A firewall that doesn’t track you all the time and doesn’t cost a hundred dollars each month. GoTenna and iPod Touch are a match made in heaven.
My use case, if it wasn’t obvious, is an alternative network to cellular for cost savings, privacy, and as an emergency network for other people when cellular goes down (that last part is because I’m planning to install some infrastructure). The biggest immediate use is at events where cell coverage is weak. I’ve looked at CB, 802.11 meshnets, and even Nintendo DS units with Pictochat, but nothing I’ve found does what GoTenna does at an affordable price point if even available.
(Apologies if my original post offended anyone. Edited for clarity.)
I have 2 use cases to share (if I’m understanding the term correctly):
Backpacking with family, we tend to go 2 nights, on the middle day we explore the area. With goTennas we can keep contact if one decides to stay at camp.
Caravanning on a road trip, someone wants to stop and you can’t quite see each other to see that you need to get off or turn around because there’s no cell service and only one of you is a ham This would be a great way to communicate, though you have to type quickly