November General Meeting
Exploring the World of Meshtastic: A Journey into Offline Long-Range Communication
Speaker: Christian Falkenberg-Andersen, retired M.D. and tech enthusiast
Join us for an enlightening talk at CUUG where we dive into the
fascinating world of Meshtastic, an open-source software that operates
on ESP32 units with LoRa (Long Range Radio) capabilities. This
innovative technology allows for long-distance communication without
relying on the internet.
During the presentation, we'll cover various aspects of Meshtastic,
including its core functionalities, modes of operation, and practical
applications. We'll explore how data packets are relayed from sender
to receiver, highlighting the flexibility of single or multiple
"jumps" to reach their destination.
Our discussion will also include a tour of the
to provide valuable resources and insights for enthusiasts. You'll
gain a deep understanding of how to set up your own Meshtastic LoRa
network, with step-by-step guidance and tips.
Furthermore, Christian will share his personal experiences and
projects involving Meshtastic, offering real-world examples of its
capabilities. To make the presentation even more engaging, we'll have
hardware demonstrations to showcase Meshtastic in action.
Whether you're a seasoned tech enthusiast or just curious about
offline long-range communication, this talk promises to be both
informative and inspiring. Join us to unlock the potential of
Meshtastic and discover the exciting possibilities it brings to the
world of communication.
Christian Falkenberg-Andersen was born in Denmark and emigrated to
Canada at age 14. His parents lived on a farm and solving problems on
the farm is likely where an interest in tinkering started. He completed
a bachelor of science, majoring in biochemistry (University of Calgary)
and taking a course in instrumentation for scientists sparked a very
strong interest in electronics. Subsequently he got a second bachelor
of science degree (in electrical engineering) and postgraduate master
of science degree in biomedical engineering (studying the nerve
conduction of a compound action potential traveling down a nerve, and
using FFT to calculate the distribution of nerve conduction speeds for
the axon). During his work on his master's degree he entered medical
school and received a doctor of medicine degree. Subsequently he
qualified for practising medicine with specialty in family medicine.
He has recently retired from working as a solo family physician since
1999 in Market Mall. Currently, his activities include a lot of tinkering
with the Raspberry Pi and Arduino single board computers, as well as
3D printing. Sewing, cycling (electric-assist bike) and kite skiing
round out his activities.
This presentation and
are available in PDF format.
800 - 6 Ave. S.W.
Fourth floor Synopsys office
5:30 PM, Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Snacks at 17:30. Meeting begins at 18:00.
Attendance is free for CUUG members,
or $10 (cash only) at the door for non-CUUG members.
RSVP to office at CUUG
if you plan to attend.