Assembly Instructions for our Meshtastic Cases

Assembly Instructions for our Meshtastic Cases

If you're here, you're likely interested in building your own Meshtastic device. Meshtastic is an open-source project that allows users to create their own mesh communication networks using inexpensive hardware. Today, we'll walk you through the essential parts needed to assemble a case purchased from Rebar Labs.

Essential Parts List

To get started, you will need the following components:

Microcontrolle & LoRa Radio Module: The heart of your Meshtastic device. We built our cases for the popular Heltec V3 modules, specifically a MakerFocus ESP32 Development Board

Antenna: A good antenna ensures effective signal transmission and reception. There are many options, including the antenna which comes with the Heltec, but a decent upgrade (although less portable) is a 3dBi Gain Omni Antenna. Make sure to pick an antenna spec'd to your region. In the US Meshtastic is a 915mhz network.

Power Supply: A right sized battery for our cases is a MakerFocus 1100mAh Lithium Rechargeable Battery. Others may fit, but modifications could be required.

Enclosure: Your enclosure! We sell them complete or case-only on our website. Custom colors are available upon request.

Assembly Tips

Plan Your Layout: Before you start connecting wires, plan the layout of your components inside the enclosure. This will save you time and make the assembly process smoother.

Testing: Before placing everything inside the case, test your connections and components to ensure everything is working as expected. You can flash your radio using the Meshtastic Flasher and a USB-C Data Cable

Final Assembly: Use the included screws to secure the back of the case to the unit.

Apps: You'll need an app to talk to the device on iOS or Android


    Building your own Meshtastic case can be a rewarding project that enhances your communication capabilities in remote areas. With the right parts and a bit of patience, you can create a reliable and efficient device. We hope this guide helps you gather the necessary components and inspires you to start your build. Happy tinkering!

    If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact us. We love to see your builds and hear your experiences!

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