Hi all. I’m working on a project to use Meshtastic and the Lillygo T-beam board to create a simple navigation system to steer a “robot”. In my case the robot is a five foot long automated boat that I’m going to use to tow me on a hydrofoil. This is fairly weird use case–using a hydrofoil attached to a small surfboard it’s possible to catch swells (ocean, lake or river) and ride them. The completed system can tow me up onto the foil (the physically hard part for a 77 year old geezer like me) and either follow me while I’m riding on the swells or come to me when I need another tow. The navigation will be straight line, which is feasible over short distances in water. The T-beam, which I’m sure you’re familiar with, includes an Onboard ESP32 MCU with WiFi Ble v4.2 transmission function, 4MB Flash and 8MB PSRAM LoRa radio, GPS, a CH9102 USB module, RTC, etc. I’m digging my way through the meshtastic open source software which is available on Github, but it’s slow going. I wondered if you folks have any plans to work with this system. It seems like it would fit right in to your tutorial approach and would permit some extremely interesting projects.
Thanks for your suggestion.
It’s been a while since I’ve experimented with LoRa boards. I wasn’t aware of that open-source project, the Meshtastic. Seems very interesting and promising.
I’ll add it to my list of interesting things to look at and try.
Unfortunately, at the moment, I’m already committed to other tasks, and it may take a while to take a look at that
whole new subject.
Let me know if I can help you with anything else.
Thanks for your reply, I’m not surprised that you have a lot of committments, but I imagine there’s a lot of interesting things you could do with Meshtastic.