[DisasterRadio] Joining the network?

grant ggallo102 at gmail.com
Tue May 14 11:18:02 PDT 2019

Hey Roger!

Awesome stuff, flying drones with LoRa sounds like a great idea, we always
talked about drone deployments, but never considered controlling the drones
using a LoRa radio.

For your chat device, you might be interested in checking out the Grey Cat
collective, https://greycat.co , they have a hardware kit that sounds
similar to what you are describing. Unfortunately, I think their code is
still closed source and last time I played with it (August 2018), it was
only demo and the keyboard was not yet implemented.

Alternatively, you could build your own box around a Disaster Radio. While
it wasn't designed to have a screen, I'm sure you could adapt its code to
print messages to a built-in screen (probably an SPI OLED is your best
best) and take input from a physical keyboard (or a push button matrix?).
I'd recommend getting in touch with sudomeshers in Oakland who could send
you a Disaster Radio prototype to play around with. If you are able to get
a prototype, I'd be happy to walk you through the code, since I'm the one
mostly responsible for it's current state.

You can find the code and other resources here
https://github.com/sudomesh/disaster-radio , there are also schematics and
board designs in there, if you are up for printing your own circuit board.

Good luck!!!
-grant (@paidforby)

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 1:46 AM moonlit fpv <mlit83 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Good day!
> I've recently been very captivated by the LoRa movement, and I started out
> last year using the LoRa chipset to fly drones kilometer after kilometer
> with telemetry. Then yesterday I had a plan to order some hardware to build
> two terminals for my kids so that they can chat! (or IM if u will..)
> Haven't quite landed on screen size yet, but I'm thinking a 4" should be
> more than enough. Then for input I'm thinking oldskool texting like I did
> when I was a kid, a numpad with three letters on each number. Or just a few
> buttons would work too scrolling through. I am building this! If anyone has
> any ideas or tips, please find me!
> Then I found your project! Disaster Radio! And I luv it!! So I want to
> build a node! Here, in Norway!
> Best regards, Roger
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