How To Add Buzzer To Your Meshtastic Node

How To Add Buzzer To Your Meshtastic Node
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In this guide, we'll walk you through adding a buzzer to your existing ESP32 Lora Meshtastic Node. This guide will work also for any other ESP32-based board like Heltec V3 Lora, TTGo, or T-Beam but slight changes might be required.

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Now let's get started with the hardware you need:

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The hardware is all ready and set now to the wiring. For this, we will follow the following Schematics.

Buzzer - DIY ESP32 Meshtastic Node

Buzzer - DIY ESP32 Meshtastic Node
  • Positive -> GPIO 15
  • Negative -> GND
If you're using a different ESP32-based board like Heltec V3 Lora, TTGo, or T-Beam, simply select an available GPIO pin that accepts digital signals, supports pull-up or pull-down resistors, and isn't already in use. Then, follow the guide using the chosen pin, disregarding the specific pin number mentioned in the instructions
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It's Important To Note That The Order Of The Connections Might Vary. Follow The Labels And Io Ports On Your Specific Components And The Provided Schematics To Ensure Accurate Wiring. Paying Attention To These Details Ensures That You Establish The Correct Connections And Avoid Potential Issues or Damaging Your Components

Once all the wiring is completed. Double-check your connections and ensure they match the suggested layout before proceeding to the next steps.

Meshtastic Settings

  1. Open Meshtastic App (IOS for this guide)
  2. Go to the Settings page
  3. In the module configuration section go to External Notification
  4. Toggle the switch to enable Enable, Alert when receiving a message, Use PWM Buzzer
  5. Scroll down then Primary GPIO toggle Active then set the output pin GPIO to Pin 15
  6. Now go to the Settings page then Ringtone and set your desired ringtone

Here is an example


In conclusion, enhancing your DIY ESP32 Meshtastic Node with a buzzer is a simple and enjoyable process. By carefully following the provided guide, which includes a list of required hardware and step-by-step instructions, users can seamlessly integrate a buzzer into their existing setup. The hardware assembly, including the buzzer and pin connectors, is clearly outlined, ensuring a smooth implementation.