Just checking in. It’s been a couple busy months for me, too. (Boy, when you miss a little here, you miss a LOT!
@Rocksetta, than you for your hints and pages and articles about your efforts along the way. They’ve certainly helped me on my learning curve! I’m sure there are many ohers who have benefited by reading yoru posts as well.
I didn’t get the USB dongle, but rather a small board with 2x5 IO pins, but then read the fine print to see that my Pi Zero W wouldn’t work (that I’d need an ethernet conenction in order to plumb the wireless drivers. I did order a new B model and kit, but that’s when I ran out of time, and building in OpenThread gateway on a Pi as my home gateway is stalled until a few other projects are completed. (And work has been claiming more time than usuall in the past couple months.)
I think you still have my personal email. I’d be interested to hear more about your progress in the term ahead, if you aren’t going to be posting about it here.
When I get back to this, I’ll post more about my progress.
Current status: I have three Xenons, one on an Ether dock, reporting basic data, but I got stalled trying to get local publish/subscribe working. That’s where I started trying to get a RPi to use an 802.15.4 dongle as a wireless sniffer, to look for the mesh networking packets (not the payload, but the underlaying network mapping).
Good luck, everyone, with all of your other projects. -Z-