• My goal was to learn more about BT Mesh while gaining the extra range of puck coverage.

    I think my range was limited by the possible low antenna performance of the pi-zero-w computer that was hosting the BT/MQTT Hub service.

    From what I have learned so far about BT Mesh is that all of the devices in the mesh need to be playing along with the new mesh protocols. It is not a transparent extension mechanism for devices.

    This means that in order for the puck to become part of the mesh network it has to use the mesh protocols.