TTGO is now selling TBEAMs with Meshtastic preinstalled

Hi ya’ll,

So TTGO is now selling a special SKU of the TBEAMs where they have Meshtastic preinstalled. It looks like it is a couple of dollars more than the ‘bare’ units, but a great option for buying a device that ‘just works’ (you will still need to solder on the screen though).


Related note: (after I get back to programming … tomorrow) I’ll release a new build of the android app with BLE based software update of devices turned on. Also lots of good fixes from other devs (full list coming then).


All this wonderful news! Enjoy your holiday Kevin!

Are they kicking back a percentage to the project? I certainly hope so.

They say they will pay a small percentage of each unit sold. But my Geeksville LLC hasn’t had a checking account in a while, so if they send a check at some point I’ll do a post and stick it in a drawer until some sort of fair way of sharing with the contributors. :wink:

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Link the Github to Open Collective and let them deal with the accounting junk? Use the funds to send a dozen pre-built TTGO nodes to other community projects? Probably off-topic. I dunno. I don’t have a dog in the fight.


oh wow - that looks awesome. I’ll read up. But placeholder made:


I’ve just ordered a few of the 915Mhz version with Meshtastic pre-installed. They might take a while to arrive but once they do I’ll report back on the experience of ordering this model.


Just an update. It took LilyGo only about 48 hours to ship the T Beam boards.


Just an update. An order placed on 29 June has been reported as “departed country of origin (China)” since 2 July.

I really wish they offered DHL shipping or there was a more local source.

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It may take a while. I’m still waiting on a LilyGo order from April 30, which showed departed country of origin May 6. It arrived in the USA July 3, so should be here any day. Two T-Beams from the Development board factory Store, ordered April 26 arrived at my home June 26.

The virus is still slowing things, apparently. I hope your’s travels faster. Good luck!

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All I can say is that there is a US company working earnestly on devices that I suspect will be pretty awesome.