So I’m nicknaming stationary goTenna Mesh nodes dedicated for relay only duty “meshies” because I’m to lazy to type “dedicated mesh node”
Basic user instructions are simple, charge then connect device’s app to goTenna for normal use. For dedicated for stationary duty, will I ever need to connect other than periodic firmware updates? Set it and forget it?
Hope to see a goTenna Mesh teardown on Adafruit soon!
I would like to have plain meshies connected to a dedicated Raspberry Pi that is connected to the internet. I need internet linked meshies (D-star like) so my kids can message me when they are visiting their grandparents’ farm (70 miles in the middle of nowhere). I think a Raspberry Pi W has potential, what do you think?
Set it and forget it!
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Sounds like a great idea to solve a very genuine problem. You should consider using the goTenna SDK to build a protoype. We will be adding support for goTenna Mesh to SDK in early September. Currently, the goTenna SDK works with Android & iOS.The best approach to implement your idea, will be to run Android on Raspberry Pi and use the Android goTenna SDK.
If pressing the button doesn’t do the trick for whatever reason (it has happened to me 2 times already) try plugging the power cord and charging it. Wait few seconds and then power it on. For some reason this has happened to me on two different occasions. @danielagotenna have you seen this reported elsewhere?
@flickerdown when you turn on your gotenna mesh and using as relay only it will flash white for a while. It will eventually stop flashing. You can single press the power button one time and the unit will flash white one time letting you know the device is still powered on and in relay mode.