“Meshtastic is a project that lets you use inexpensive ($30-ish) GPS radios as an extensible, super long battery life mesh GPS communicator.
Meshtastic is an open-source hiking, pilot, skiing, Signal app-extending GPS mesh communicator.
Meshtastic is a project that lets you use inexpensive ($30 ish) GPS radios as an extensible, super long battery life mesh GPS communicator. These radios are great for hiking, skiing, paragliding - essentially any hobby where you don’t have reliable internet access. Each member of your private mesh can always see the location and distance of all other members and any text messages sent to your group chat.
The radios automatically create a mesh to forward packets as needed, so everyone in the group can receive messages from even the furthest member. The radios will optionally work with your phone, but no phone is required.Our device code is here, our optional Android app is here.
Prebuilt binaries are included on the github sites, but it is quite easy to build from source. Instructions are included in the README. No soldering is required, essentially - buy a $30 radio and go. We’d love to have your help extending the project - it has been super fun to work on. :-)
Outdoor sports where cellular coverage is limited. (Hiking, Skiing, Boating, Paragliding, Gliders etc..)
Applications where closed source GPS communicators just won’t cut it (it is easy to add features for glider pilots etc…)
Secure long-range communication within groups without depending on cellular providers
Finding your lost kids ;-)”