I have 2 borons connected to the same mesh network. They communicate with each other through the mesh, and also send messages to the cloud.
One of them gets its power from a small solar panel, so I’m trying to reduce its power consumption. I figured that I could turn off the cellular module, and keep sending messages to the cloud through the mesh network (the other boron always has its cellular module turned on).
However, I could not connect my boron to the particle cloud using mesh only. It successfully connected to the mesh, but not to the cloud. In comparison, the xenon can connect to the cloud using mesh only.
Is there a way to connect my boron to the cloud with the cellular module turned off? I am trying to use the boron in a similar way as the xenon but I do not want to use a xenon.
Also, I noticed that connecting to the mesh network using Mesh.on(); and Mesh.connect(); will automatically attempt to connect to the cellular (Cellular.connecting() will return true, even though the cellular is still off). The led will also blink green rapidly. Is this intended?