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Supported Devices

Meshtastic firmware can be installed on a wide range of development boards. The list below provides a brief comparison of currently supported hardware.

Which board should I choose?

While all the boards listed on this page will run Meshtastic and mesh with each other, some current community favorites are:

  • RAK Meshtastic Start Kit
  • Station G1
  • LILYGO LoRa T3-S3
  • HELTEC LoRa V3

Please do your research and choose the board that meets your needs (or maybe already have in a bin somewhere).

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  • The Semtech SX1262 transceiver is newer than the SX1276 and provides increased receive and transmit performance.
  • nRF52-based devices use a fraction of the power compared to ESP32-based devices and are therefore generally preferred for solar and handset applications.
  • ESP32-based devices require more power to operate but are typically lower-cost alternatives that do perform well when using house power, or for handsets that only require a day or two of runtime, and for applications that require WiFi connectivity.

RAK Wisblock

Modular hardware system with Base, Core and Peripheral modules including the low-power and solar ready nRF52840-based Meshtastic Starter Kit (19007 & 4631).

WisBlock Core Modules

NameMCURadioWiFiBTGPS
RAK4631nRF52840SX1262NO5.0add-on
RAK11200ESP32add-on2.4GHz b/g/n4.2add-on
RAK11310RP2040SX1262NONOadd-on

Base Boards
RAK5005-O
RAK19007
RAK19003
RAK19001

WisBlock Displays
RAK1921
RAK1400

WisBlock Peripherals
RAK1910 GPS
RAK12500 GPS
RAK18001 Buzzer
RAK13002 IO
RAK14001 RGB LED
RAK12002 RTC
RAK1901 Temperature and Humidity Sensor
RAK1902 Barometric Pressure Sensor
RAK1906 Environment Sensor
RAK12013 Radar Sensor
RAK13800 Ethernet Module

LILYGO® T-Beam

Boards complete with GPS, 18650 battery holder, and optional screen.

NameMCURadioWiFiBTGPS
T-Beam v0.7ESP32SX12762.4GHz b/g/n4.2YES
T-Beam v1.1ESP32SX12762.4GHz b/g/n4.2YES
T-Beam with M8NESP32SX1276
SX1262
2.4GHz b/g/n4.2YES
T-Beam S3-CoreESP32-S3SX12622.4GHz b/g/n5.0YES
T-BeamSUPREMEESP32-S3SX12622.4GHz b/g/n5.0YES

LILYGO® T-Echo

All-in-one unit with E-Ink screen, GPS and battery in injection-molded case. Features the low-power nRF52840 for long battery life.

NameMCURadioWiFiBTGPS
T-EchonRF52840SX1262NO5.0YES

LILYGO® LoRa

Inexpensive basic ESP32-based boards.

NameMCURadioWiFiBTGPS
LoRa32 V1ESP32SX127x2.4GHz b/g/n4.2NO
LoRa32 V1.3ESP32SX127x2.4GHz b/g/n4.2NO
LoRa32 V2.0ESP32SX127x2.4GHz b/g/n4.2NO
LoRa32 V2.1-1.6ESP32SX127x2.4GHz b/g/n4.2NO
LoRa32 V2.1-1.8ESP32SX12802.4GHz b/g/n4.2NO
LoRa32 T3-S3 V1.0ESP32-S3SX1262
SX1276
SX1280
2.4GHz b/g/n5.0NO

LILYGO® T-Deck

Standalone device with screen and keyboard

NameMCURadioWiFiBTGPS
T-DeckESP32-S3FN8SX1262YES5.0NO

LILYGO® T-Watch S3

NameMCURadioWiFiBTGPS
T-Watch S3ESP32-S3SX1262YES5.0NO

HELTEC® LoRa 32

Inexpensive basic ESP32-based boards.

NameMCURadioWiFiBTGPS
LoRa32 V2.1ESP32SX127x2.4GHz b/g/n4.2NO
LoRa32 V3/3.1ESP32-S3FN8SX12622.4GHz b/g/n5.0NO
Wireless Stick Lite V3ESP32-S3FN8SX12622.4GHz b/g/n5.0NO
Wireless TrackerESP32-S3FN8SX12622.4GHz b/g/n5.0YES
Wireless PaperESP32-S3FN8SX12622.4GHz b/g/n5.0NO

Nano Series

Portable and durable devices designed for Meshtastic.

NameMCURadioWiFiBTGPS
Nano G2 UltraNRF52840SX12622.4GHz b/g/n5.0YES
Nano G1 ExplorerESP32 WROOMSX12622.4GHz b/g/n4.2YES
Nano G1ESP32 WROOMSX12762.4GHz b/g/n4.2YES

Station G1

High power LoRa transceiver designed for Meshtastic Licensed HAM operation.

NameMCURadioWiFiBTGPS
Station G1ESP32 WROOMSX12622.4GHz b/g/n4.2YES

Raspberry Pi Pico

Fast versatile boards using the RP2040.

NameMCURadioWiFiBTGPS
Raspberry Pi PicoRP2040SX12622.4GHz b/g/nnot supportedNO

Pico Peripherals
SSD1306 OLED Display
SH1106 OLED Display
CardKB Keyboard

CanaryOne

Complete solution with battery, screen, case, and antenna. Ships pre-flashed with latest Meshtastic firmware.

NameMCURadioWiFiBTGPS
CanaryOnenRF52840SX1262NO5.0YES

unPhone

All-in-one development device with LoRa, WiFi, BT, touchscreen, accelerometer, gyroscop, vibration motor, LiPo battery and more!

NameMCURadioWiFiBTGPS
unPhoneESP32-S3-WROOM-1RF950WYES5.0NO