@sundberg84 I understand (ordered myself a couple of Nrf24l01+ in the meantime).
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RE: Is OpenThread a good fit?
Hey @sundberg84, apologies if the question is inappropriate here. I'm definitely not trying to advertise. It's a genuine question. My interests in IoT is purely a hobby I have no affiliation with Thread/Nest/Google. I've followed the Thread protocol from when it got announced as I was researching a stack that would allow me to build connected devices for home automation that communicates wirelessly over IP/TCP on a local areas network, supported peer-to-peer, and low power consumption. For some reason back then I hadn't understood that MySensors ticked most/all of those boxes although from what I understand Thread hardware consumes less power and uses TCP/IP.
The downside to Thread is that the ecosystem is immature hence a high barrier to entry and I think the hardware is currently more expensive.
It seemed like MySensors objectives were to build a platform and ecosystem to hack on top of hence thought there was alignment and a topic to discuss.
Is OpenThread a good fit?
Has anybody considered https://openthread.io/ as an alternative protocol? It's designed for low power and a mesh topology. It isn't arduino compatible is a downside. However, the ecosystem isn't very mature and has a higher barrier to entry hence a project like mysensors.org can add a lot of value.