Is there a way to check statistics of messages transmitted through a device? I understand that the messag itself would be encrypted through a node, but am more interested in just seeing how many transmissions I have helped pass through the network.
There has been discussion of that. A major concern is privacy, so yes, they want to do pretty much what you describe. They’re in Beta testing on the new Python-based SDK, but I don’t know if that is going to do relay node stats beyond temperature and battery charge state.
Currently, you can watch the LEDs flash when they relay a message. I suppose you could put a webcam on it and build some sort of image recognition program to count those events.
Even easier, simply use an Arduino type setup and a light sensor. If you cover the led with something and use a light sensor you’d basically have an easy toggle counter.