We really love the Particle HW, esp the ease of integration and the FCC certification ease, etc, and DeviceOS is nice, but with Mesh dead, we’re not really that swayed by it.
We’d like to explore the suggestion made by Particle to go straight to the OpenThread SDK and use the Boron as a Border Gateway for other devices in an OpenThread mesh, has anyone actually explored this route? Thoughts, experiences, etc on the endeavor? Yes, I know we “lose” all the DeviceOS, Particle Cloud, etc niceties, and likely will have to do a lot of the LTE handling ourselves, that doesn’t bother us, at this point, after chatting with our Particle Biz Dev rep it seems that Particle has little to no interest in any kind of mesh functionality, but, honestly, their hardware is pretty good. Especially when you pair it with a $30/yr unlimited ATT IoT SIM. We figured we’d prototype hanging our mesh of devices (all in the same room) off a Boron Gateway in an OpenThread mesh and hang it off of an IoT management platform that has a good Nordic SDK library.
Would love anyone’s experience in going down this road, or even just dealing directly with the LTE module, as the OpenThread stuff is available and I figure it’s easy enough to JLink the nRF52 bootloader and relevant firmware onto the device.