Mesh networking for sensor grids

Mesh networking board by Daniel on


Low-power mesh networking for small sensor grids

Tiny MQTT-interoperable broadcast mesh networking with simple radios

This project is a low-resource mesh networking stack and mote with battery-powered routers based on state synchronization. The target is for the stack to use less than 2kb SRAM. Nodes use low power listening and an adaptive gossip protocol to synchronize key/values pairs with each other without relying on explicit routing or per-node addressing.


For example, a light might transmit (/lamp, {“state”:”on”}) to the mesh. Write (/lamp, {“state”:”off”}) to the mesh, and the lamp application will notice. The powerful but simple state synchronization primitive allows you to update the state of the mesh to update the world, and update the state of the world to express the same on the mesh. Trivially bridged to a private MQTT server and managed with off-the-shelf MQTT applications.

The design files and source code are available on Bitbucket:


Mesh networking for sensor grids

Ethernet PHY for Teensy 3.5 and 3.6


Paul Stoffregen of PJRC designed this shield as a Kickstarter reward earlier this year:

Ethernet Shield for Teensy 3.5 and 3.6

Please understand this shield has very limited software support at this time. However, Manitou’s early benchmarks show excellent performance we can someday hope to achieve as the software matures.

PaulStoffregen has shared the board on OSH Park:


Order from OSH Park

The source code is available on GitHub:

images PaulStoffregen/k66_ethernet



Bill of Materials:

Qty  Part                               Digikey
---  ----                               -------
1    LAN8720A                           LAN8720A-CP-CT-ND
1    CAT811T                            CAT811TTBI-GT3OSCT-ND
1    Crystal, 25 MHz                    535-13419-1-ND
1    Transformer, Pulse H1102FNL        553-2204-1-ND
1    Connector, RJ45                    A102068CT-ND
1    Capacitor, 1nF, 2000V              709-1036-1-ND
2    Capacitor, 33pF                    490-5936-1-ND
1    Capacitor, 470pF                   490-1297-1-ND
3    Capacitor, 10nF                    445-1260-1-ND
1    Capacitor, 22nF                    490-8022-1-ND
3    Capacitor, 1uF                     399-5090-1-ND
1    Resistor, 33, 1%                   311-33.0LRCT-ND
4    Resistor, 49.9, 1%                 RMCF0402FT49R9CT-ND
4    Resistor, 75, 1%                   RHM75.0HCT-ND
2    Resistor, 330, 1%                  311-330LRCT-ND
1    Resistor, 1.5K, 1%                 311-1.50KLRCT-ND
2    Resistor, 12.1K, 1%                P12.1KLCT-ND
1    Inductor, Ferrite bead             553-2387-1-ND
2    LED, Green                         475-1410-1-ND
Ethernet PHY for Teensy 3.5 and 3.6