Sooo. I just want to ask this to see if its even a reality: Is it possible to setup something like a raspberry pi as a border router, or some kind of bridge device so that other devices can join the particle mesh and interact with something locally (ie: without the cloud)?
Currently my understanding is that anything that isn’t a particle mesh device that wants to chat with the devices on the mesh, need to do so through the cloud API. Is this right?
I kind of figured there might be a way to have a device that isn’t a particle, be like a hotspot / wifi AP so that other devices can access things in the mesh network. Maybe I’m wrong. But that’s why forums exist.
Is this a fantasy? If it is, what are some ways people have been exploring for non particle mesh devices to chat to the mesh network locally?