[DisasterRadio] Dev boards other than the TTGo?

sam at bristolwireless.net sam at bristolwireless.net
Sat Oct 16 12:33:39 PDT 2021

Hi Matt

> I wasn’t happy with the Lilygo customer support — they offered to give me a
> $5 coupon to keep the cameras,

That is crappy. Open a ticket on Aliexpress, they favour customers  
over suppliers.

> And it isn’t worth trying to ship the devices back and wait for
> shipping+customs, especially if I pay for the shipping.

No, agreed you should keep them, and get the boards you ordered. If  
you open a ticket on Ali I expect this is what will happen.

  Sorry, I know this
> isn’t the place to vent about lilygo, but I do think we need a better cheap
> option here for hardware.

As before, if you have the energy to work on this, a port to  
https://store.rakwireless.com/products/rak4631-lpwan-node /  
https://store.rakwireless.com/collections/wisblock-base/products/wisblock-base-board-rak19003 would be time well spent, as we'd get _considerable_ power savings over ESP32. The code linked previously is a good starting point. BeegeeTokyo may even help if you reach  

> For example: we couldn’t conceivably order and deploy 100 devices at a time
> if we’re worried that it will be the wrong devices, and if shipping takes 6
> weeks or longer.

TBH I don't think your experience is typical. I've seen no other  
complaints on Meshtastic forums for example where they order  
significant quantities.



> On Sat, Oct 16, 2021 at 1:04 PM <sam at bristolwireless.net> wrote:
>> Hi Matt
>> ...
>> If you let Lilygo know I'm sure they'll re-send the correct boards, or
>> failing that open an issue on Aliexpress to get the correct boards
>> sent or a refund.
>> 2p
>> Sam
>> >
>> > Thanks for the data point...
>> --
> Matt Gauger

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