I just discovered meshtastic late last night… or was it very early this morning? Can’t recal. Anyway, I’m glad I did because I always wanted a decentralized network to communicate with family and friends (since I was 10!) . Now this concept has become more popular because we own an off-grid house, where there is not even electricity. We usually go to walk to the mountain and the cell signal is almost non existing.
I am pretty sure that I want to start with three nodes, 2 of the esp32 modern ones with GPS to act as walkie talkies and another without GPS to act as a central node on the roof of the house.
So I want to get some advice about which specific models to pick, there are several very similar and I don’t see big differences between them. I’m also very interested in solar powered nodes, at least for the central one
From there some other use cases for a near future are:
- Tracking my car
- Tracking my son baby-car
- Family communication when we go out to another country or the mountain
Not sure if my future use-cases are possible, but I’m pretty sure the basic one it is.
The e-ink devices are also very attractive, specially for finding other nodes.