USB SDK for hardware integration

I’ve been waiting for this!!!
I filled out the form.
Gottenna + Raspberry PI Zero W = awesome

Edit: I have a fresh new PI zero w on it’s way for this project.

EDIT2: First projet WiFi to Gotenna bridge!


Hoping for USB SDK soon. RPI zero W in hand.

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Hey all! Has anyone looked into various tech to bridge gotenna with other IP methods using embedded? I was hoping to create a simple gateway that could employ a variety of IP failover technologies from Iridium SBD modems to cellular IoT, terrestrial IP, and maybe some amateur radio support for digital modes. Anyone else interested?


I’m not a ham, but I know incorporation of ham modes would be both well received by the ham community and would tend to best universalize the potential for growing mesh networks.

Has anyone been invited to the USB SDK beta yet?

Just chiming in, It would be great to hear about the progress of the USB SDK!

I’m looking forward to getting my hands on it, as I’d like to build a goTenna Node-Red Node (


Hi All
Just wanted to pass along a long overdue update. We’re in the final stages of preparing the SDK for release and I expect that the Android and USB SDK updates will be available later next week. We’re finalizing the iOS timeline but that will be coming soon–more updates to come.

Thanks for your patience…we’re looking forward to seeing what you build!


@MikeR Will the USB SDK this week be a beta or public release?

(Per @giqcass’s question above, not sure if anyone has been invited to the beta yet?)

@giqcass the USB release will be public.


Sweet! My RPI is waiting!


Will the usb sdk provide for scripted peroidic reboots since there’s no power restore after outage without physical access to the button? I’m hoping we can prevent or reduce lockups by rebooting every now and again. @MikeR

When this topic was previously dealt with at length, there was an initial hope a firmware update could solve it. It was later determined that a hardware change with the switch was needed to accomplish this.

I’m not sure you can reboot a GTM without cycling the power, which presents a bit of a Catch 22 if that’s the problem you’re trying to solve.

If the new SDK has some special mojo to overcome these obstacles, that would be great, but I suspect it won’t.


Exactly! My hope was there might be a warm reboot command to obviate cold power on. Fingers crossed.

Do you happen to know if there was ever a hw rev 3 yet?

There’s some fire people in California that really want to do exactly RPI with sensors and mesh for fire detection.

Not that I’m aware of. What’s needed to accomplish this remains pending. In the meantime, I’ve gotten pretty good at not letting the power go out.


The RPI is my V3. I want to incorporate a hardware mod based on the following using a RPI instead of Arduino.

That fits into the kinds of things I want to do. I was thinking about weather and home monitoring. Did they have any ideas on the sensors they want to use?

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Hi Everyone
We’ll be making a formal announcement soon, but I wanted to give everyone here a heads up that the updated Android SDK and new Python SDK that supports a USB connection are now available on gitHub. As mentioned before, the iOS update should be available in January.

You can use your existing SDK token if you have one. Otherwise, if you need a token, visit to request one.

We look forward to seeing what you build…reach out to if you have any questions.



Looking at the sample code they have been paying attention to some of the things we want to do. I see starter code for the RPI and for a Gotenna gateway. I just saw this post today so I’m just now familiarizing myself with the documentation.

Thanks to the Gotenna Team!


It’s technically possible, as the Mesh self-reboots during firmware updates. Whether or not the command is available, ??

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