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Python API & client shell for talking to Meshtastic devices

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A python client for using Meshtastic devices. This small library (and example application) provides an easy API for sending and receiving messages over mesh radios. It also provides access to any of the operations/data available in the device user interface or the Android application. Events are delivered using a publish-subscribe model, and you can subscribe to only the message types you are interested in.

Full documentation including examples and installation instructions here.

But suffice it to say, it is really easy:

pip3 install meshtastic

then run the following python3 code:

import meshtastic
interface = meshtastic.StreamInterface() # By default will try to find a meshtastic device, otherwise provide a device path like /dev/ttyUSB0
interface.sendText("hello mesh") # or sendData to send binary data, see documentations for other options.

For the rough notes/implementation plan see TODO.

Command line tool

This pip package will also install a "meshtastic" commandline executable, which displays packets sent over the network as JSON and lets you see serial debugging information from the meshtastic devices. The source code for this tool is also a good example of a 'complete' application that uses the meshtastic python API.

Required device software version

This API and tool both require that the device is running Meshtastic 0.6.0 or later.

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