[DisasterRadio] Joining the network?

samuk at disroot.org samuk at disroot.org
Tue May 14 13:31:19 PDT 2019

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> 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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