I tried looking to see if anyone has created this topic before but didn’t find anything so hopefully i didn’t create a duplicate and i did it in the correct place.
I think it would be cool if particle created an actual PoE board with mesh. I know that there is a feather that gives it ethernet or that i could get a raspberry pi and get a PoE hat. I think it would be a nice addition to the mesh lineup to just have it be a dedicated product.
I can see this being useful for a few different reasons. One reason being power itself. I don’t want to have to run high voltage everywhere i want to place a particle device. The argument could even be made that PoE should just be on every particle board even if it was just for the power. It would also be useful when wifi or data connections are just not an option or you don’t want to use them. I have a project in mind that I would use a dozen PoE boards with probably a few Xenons here and there.
I hope I did a good enough job of explaining what i want and why. I often have issues getting what is in my head into words. Please let me know if I can clarify anything and hopefully others are wishing for the same thing and the Particle team can do it.