Mesh Networking for IoT
Prototype local networks that collect data, share messages, and connect to the Internet with Particle Mesh
Make your IoT Devices Even More Intelligent
Extend your networking to sense more data and stay connected where it counts
Device to device networking brings connectivity to hard to reach places
Self-healing networks protect you from lost data and downtime
Extended device life
Ultra low power consumption enables long-living battery-powered endpoints
Meet Particle’s Mesh platform
Everything you need to prototype robust meshing solutions, from device to cloud
IoT Device Cloud
IoT Hardware from prototype to production
The newest generation of Particle Hardware with mesh-enabled networking.
Particle Mesh Resources
Explore stories and best practices for deploying Mesh-based IoT products
How to build a wireless mesh network
Learn the fundamentals and primary benefits of wireless mesh networking for IoT.
Particle Mesh 101: Device roles in your network
Learn how devices take on different roles in a wireless mesh network in this introductory post.
Particle Mesh 102: Selecting a role for your device
Learn the three types of roles a device can take in Particle Mesh: a gateway, a repeater, & endpoint
Built on open source standards and specifications
If you’ve ever written
digitalWrite() or heard of a REST API, you’ll feel right at home.
Adafruit Feather form factor
Particle Mesh is compatible with Adafruit’s Feather form factor, providing access to 50+ FeatherWing hardware accessories.
Built on OpenThread
Particle Mesh is built on OpenThread, an open mesh networking standard released by Nest.
Open Source Hardware
Particle Mesh development kits (schematic and board layout) are fully open source.
Say "Hello, World" to Device OS
Every device comes pre-installed with Device OS, Particle's open-source embedded operating system
Start Prototyping Your Idea Now
Get started with Particle’s hardware development kits for rapid prototyping.
A powerful set of tools to build, connect, and manage your IoT fleet.
Available now for prototyping
10 total devices and up to 1 Wi-fi or cellular gateway
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Thread®?
How many devices can each network support?
Mesh networks are generally limited in size by RAM availability. The Nordic nRF52840 has a generous 256kb RAM and promises to support larger Thread® networks than were previously possible with other chipsets. However, until we’ve completed software development for the Argon, Boron, and Xenon, we won’t know for sure how many children each device can support. You can safely assume that each repeater and gateway will support at least 10-20 devices, making networks of 50+ devices possible.
Do I have to pay anything to use Particle Mesh hardware?
Particle Mesh now only available for prototyping, which means all Particle customers get 10 free networks using a Wi-Fi or Cellular gateway. Alternatively, all customers get 3 free months of cellular data access using a cellular gateway.
Is Particle Mesh hardware compatible with my existing Particle accessories?
Particle’s third generation hardware features a new hardware footprint that is compatible with Adafruit’s Feather specification, so our new dev kits are not compatible with Particle Classic accessories. We’ve created the Particle Classic Accessory Adapter, which we’re making available for a low cost ($5) to enable compatibility between new Particle Mesh hardware and existing Particle hardware accessories (like the Relay Shield and Asset Tracker).
Why do the photos of the Argon feature an Espressif's ESP8285 SIP, but the tech specs say ESP32-S0WD?
Ah, very observant of you. We made a last minute call (between product photos and launch) to upgrade the Espressif Wi-Fi coprocessor to the newest variant of their ESP32 product family, the ESP32-S0WD. The ESP32-S0WD is a single core variant of the very popular ESP32, and is better supported than the ESP8285 with a fully open source developer SDK. Even better, we managed to incorporate that upgrade without any impact to the retail price point. How great is that?