Meshtastic

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).

Woot!

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).

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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