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by budman1758
16 Mar 2019, 17:36
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Rules problem...
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Rules problem...

Grrrr... 6 weeks away and everything is forgotten..
They say the first thing that goes is memory....... Can't remember what the second thing was....... :lol: :lol:
by budman1758
10 Mar 2019, 19:03
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Problem store rules on last mega version
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Problem store rules on last mega version

This is and has been an ongoing issue. Best way around it is to use your favorite text editor and use the tools > filesystem on flash page to upload the rules file.

https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/issues/1296
by budman1758
03 Mar 2019, 00:57
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: MCP23017 question
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: MCP23017 question

I'm not sure the MCP23017 supports PWM. That's a question for the devs. Some of the native ESP GPIO support PWM. Might be easier to use those.

Or a dedicated PWM output chip module.
by budman1758
02 Mar 2019, 22:28
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: MCP23017 question
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: MCP23017 question

I think what you need to do is convert PWM output to a voltage.
See this for inspiration.
https://www.instructables.com/id/Analog ... o-Voltage/
by budman1758
02 Mar 2019, 21:51
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: MCP23017 question
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: MCP23017 question

Not sure you need the ADS1115 here as I am still a bit confused as to what the ESP is actually doing here. You say you want to send these analog values TO the ESP. I assume they then go out to a dimmer of some sort?

Maybe a picture or a diagram or schematic would be helpful.
by budman1758
02 Mar 2019, 20:58
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: MCP23017 question
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: MCP23017 question

What is the source of these values? How does the ESP get the values in the first place?
by budman1758
02 Mar 2019, 19:59
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: MCP23017 question
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: MCP23017 question

Methinks the best way is to use an ADS1115 A-D Converter chip. MCP23017 is only for on,off or pulse stuff.

No such thing as a dumb question. Nobody falls out of their mama knowing everything. :mrgreen:
by budman1758
24 Feb 2019, 01:15
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: problem with chrome and rules and chrom cache?
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: problem with chrome and rules and chrom cache?

Could be related to this issue.
https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/issues/1296

I don't think that issue was ever fully resolved.
by budman1758
23 Feb 2019, 05:54
Forum: uPyEasy: General Discussion
Topic: Arduino Robot
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Arduino Robot

You would probably get more action on your post if you move it to the ESPEasy forum. This forum section is for the micropython version which is still in an alpha version and development is currently on hiatus. (I believe). I do know however that there is no specific plugin for this particular robot....
by budman1758
30 Jan 2019, 15:46
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: My first PCB
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: My first PCB

That's pretty cool! Will you be making it available for sale?
by budman1758
12 Jan 2019, 19:47
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: RPIEasy
Replies: 97
Views: 4638

Re: RPIEasy

This is a request for update instructions to add to the readme in the Git page. I have been using "git-pull" and then rebooting the Pi. Was wondering if there is an easier way to update without rebooting the PI. My be helpful for all users. Thanks. :D Perhaps an update mechanism in the tools page? S...
by budman1758
30 Dec 2018, 20:00
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: RPIEasy
Replies: 97
Views: 4638

Re: RPIEasy

This is awesome!!! This is what I was looking for way back before I found ESPEasy. Was trying to find something like this for the PI. Perfect for folks like me that can bash hardware together but don't know squat about programming. :D Will definitely be testing this!! Great job!! :ugeek: :ugeek: :ug...
by budman1758
22 Dec 2018, 04:56
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ideas for integrating esp to existing anolog thermostat
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: ideas for integrating esp to existing anolog thermostat

Maybe not the most elegant solution but you could emulate the button presses with pulses from a relay or maybe transistors connected via a store bought relay board or a homemade board piggy backed onto your thermostat board. Just need 4 gpio outputs connected to the tact switches on your board.
by budman1758
17 Dec 2018, 06:01
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Data change trigger?
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Data change trigger?

If I am not mistaken I think all you have to do is set the interval to zero in the device settings page. This may depend on what kind of device you are talking about though.
by budman1758
14 Dec 2018, 05:44
Forum: uPyEasy: Software
Topic: branch into tall grass?
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: branch into tall grass?

You might get better responses to this if you move your post to the ESPEasy forum. This forum if for uPyEasy which is the micropython version of the ESPEasy firmware. Development of uPyEasy is currently on hiatus. Not sure about the bug but you might try a newer version of the firmware. https://gith...
by budman1758
14 Dec 2018, 05:37
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: esp adaptor board?
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: esp adaptor board?

I have some of those boards.
R1 pulls GPIO2 up
R3 pulls CH-PD up
R2 is connected to the pad on the back and is unused unless you install a voltage regulator there.
by budman1758
03 Dec 2018, 19:38
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: New ESP Mega builds
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: New ESP Mega builds

Interesting..... I had that build on several units and it was there on all of mine. :shock:
Pre-built images or do you self-compile? If self-compile perhaps there is a setting that got changed somewhere?
After that I'm out of ideas..... :idea:
by budman1758
03 Dec 2018, 19:10
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: New ESP Mega builds
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: New ESP Mega builds

Is that the only thing missing? How about a screenshot of your tools page.
by budman1758
03 Dec 2018, 18:58
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: New ESP Mega builds
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: New ESP Mega builds

From the "tools" page you scroll down and you will see Load new firmware.
by budman1758
01 Dec 2018, 23:22
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Two OLED SSD1306 on one ESP8266
Replies: 20
Views: 4940

Re: Two OLED SSD1306 on one ESP8266

You can use a workaround. If you use the "framed" OLED and a regular OLED at the same time that works fine. As long a they are on different I2C addresses then it works no problem. Have a couple units doing it for some time now.
by budman1758
01 Dec 2018, 18:57
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: TSL2561 overexposed ?
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: TSL2561 overexposed ?

I know that there have been problems with ESPEasy running 2 of the same I2C devices at the same time. For example if you attempt to use 2 OLED devices of the same type it will not work correctly even if the I2C address are different and they are separate tasks. This may be the problem in your case. ...
by budman1758
30 Nov 2018, 01:24
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: TSL2561 overexposed ?
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: TSL2561 overexposed ?

Can you provide more information on your setup? Wiring, cable lengths, ESP module and what particular version of the firmware you are using?
This might help..... ;)
by budman1758
23 Nov 2018, 20:17
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: In search for more than 12 tasks / devices
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: In search for more than 12 tasks / devices

mrwee wrote:
22 Nov 2018, 19:52
ok, seems like ESP32 is the way to go. Just ordered a couple, then I'll see.
Please keep n mind that ESP Easy for the ESP32 is still in the experimental stage.
by budman1758
21 Nov 2018, 07:46
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: espeasy+relay why on boot COM-NO are connected?
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: espeasy+relay why on boot COM-NO are connected?

Try selecting "inversed logic" in your switch setup.
by budman1758
19 Nov 2018, 06:32
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: In search for more than 12 tasks / devices
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: In search for more than 12 tasks / devices

If used as an output a GPIO pin does not "require" a task to function. I think that the status can also be used in the rules in the newer MEGA builds too. Not sure of the complete rules syntax for that tho.....
by budman1758
14 Nov 2018, 20:41
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: MCP23017 inputs and outputs?
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: MCP23017 inputs and outputs?

Yes. Inputs need to be defined each as a task. Outputs do not.
by budman1758
18 Oct 2018, 03:09
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Ds3231 RTC and Deepsleep
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Ds3231 RTC and Deepsleep

The unit gets the actual time from my router (functioning as a local NTP server to all projects). It does nothing with the time for now, as the MQTT broker also uses the NTP server. it also can get a variable from the MQTT broker/Node RED. Thanks for that. However the main thing is not so much the ...
by budman1758
17 Oct 2018, 07:57
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Ds3231 RTC and Deepsleep
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Ds3231 RTC and Deepsleep

This is an extension/reboot of another topic that kinda diverged from its original subject so I thought it deserved a new topic. https://www.letscontrolit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=32374#p32374 The goal here is to use the DS3231 RTC to enable deepsleep for longer than the ESP's built in limit of app...
by budman1758
16 Oct 2018, 19:20
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Maintain date and time in the absence of wifi
Replies: 27
Views: 2414

Re: Maintain date and time in the absence of wifi

Hi Guys, This is right on the edge of my knowledge, but I wonder if something like this could give a suitable pulse to the esp? http://www.electronics-base.com/general-description/control/24-ne555 They are pretty cheap. Would need to think about and minimise the power draw though. Perhaps the esp c...
by budman1758
16 Oct 2018, 01:42
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Maintain date and time in the absence of wifi
Replies: 27
Views: 2414

Re: Maintain date and time in the absence of wifi

I am fairly sure whats going on now after searching the web. There are definitely 2 output types for the alarm function. Type 1 is an active low and the other is a square wave signal. I think the current working with this plugin is a square wave output because instead of a zero volt reading on my me...
by budman1758
15 Oct 2018, 23:27
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Maintain date and time in the absence of wifi
Replies: 27
Views: 2414

Re: Maintain date and time in the absence of wifi

Finally got around to testing my setup with this plugin. I have a couple things that are a bit fuzzy though. The RTC module seems to be working as it should. The alarm function is one of the things I was most interested in and its working but not as I expected it to. I was under the impression that ...
by budman1758
11 Oct 2018, 00:11
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: P141 RGB Strip Plugin
Replies: 60
Views: 11936

Re: P141 RGB Strip Plugin

+ 1 for ^. Standard 4 meg here. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by budman1758
10 Oct 2018, 08:28
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Relay (high/low level trigger)
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Relay (high/low level trigger)

Looking at the picture on the right if you look closely at the actual relay you will see they are 12 volt relays. So the relays need 12 volts to trigger. It MAY be possible to trigger them with 3.3 volts because they use opto-isolators but I would test that with a voltage source other than the ESP t...
by budman1758
08 Oct 2018, 07:00
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Maintain date and time in the absence of wifi
Replies: 27
Views: 2414

Re: Maintain date and time in the absence of wifi

Yes of course i can compile a 4M version, but are there any other plugin that you need? I am using only a subset of the available plugins, my version is attached. Thanks. At the moment I don't see anything missing that I would need. My project idea is some battery powered, solar recharged remote so...
by budman1758
07 Oct 2018, 04:53
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Maintain date and time in the absence of wifi
Replies: 27
Views: 2414

Re: Maintain date and time in the absence of wifi

I'm just finished a test version of my DS3231 plugin. It keeps time when power down, even without NTP server, and shows temperature information, the latter is new to me. I struggled a little with timezones when updating from ntp to rtc, but now i think it is working. Alarm mode works in theory, but...
by budman1758
03 Oct 2018, 01:41
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Tips for shortening rules
Replies: 16
Views: 1139

Re: Tips for shortening rules

on rfid#tag do if [rfid#tag]=1626454649 //joe blo Event,goodtag if [rfid#tag]=1626454648 //john doe Event,goodtag if [rfid#tag]=1626454647 // etc Event,goodtag if [rfid#tag]=1626454646 //etc Event,goodtag if [rfid#tag]=1626454645 Event,goodtag if [rfid#tag]=1626454649 Event,goodtag if [rfid#tag]=16...
by budman1758
02 Oct 2018, 22:14
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Tips for shortening rules
Replies: 16
Views: 1139

Re: Tips for shortening rules

Cool budman! Didn't know the rules engine could parse that many ifs. To be honest I dd not try the above but in my keypad setup it does the 12 possibles that the keypad puts out. I would imagine that there is some upper limit but have no idea what it would be. As a side note the speed problems I wa...
by budman1758
02 Oct 2018, 20:47
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Tips for shortening rules
Replies: 16
Views: 1139

Re: Tips for shortening rules

on rfid#tag do if [rfid#tag]=1626454649 //joe blo Event,goodtag if [rfid#tag]=1626454648 //john doe Event,goodtag if [rfid#tag]=1626454647 // etc Event,goodtag if [rfid#tag]=1626454646 //etc Event,goodtag if [rfid#tag]=1626454645 Event,goodtag if [rfid#tag]=1626454649 Event,goodtag if [rfid#tag]=16...
by budman1758
01 Oct 2018, 08:07
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Longpulse with ground switch relayboard
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Longpulse with ground switch relayboard

I am reasonably sure the command works the same for either 1 or 0.
by budman1758
01 Oct 2018, 06:17
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Atlas Scientific pH + EC Sensor Connectivity + Management
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: Atlas Scientific pH + EC Sensor Connectivity + Management

As long as each device has a unique I2C address then ESPEasy can read each device. Problem with your setup is I do not believe there is currently any support for the Atlas Scientific devices you mentioned. There needs to be a "plugin" to support the devices. As of now I do not believe there are. You...
by budman1758
30 Sep 2018, 08:33
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESP32
Replies: 27
Views: 2203

Re: ESP32

Does this also have the "fix" for I2c? There were a lot of problems with I2c and somewhere I read someone on Git had a work around or complete fix for that issue. :?: :?:
by budman1758
25 Sep 2018, 20:11
Forum: uPyEasy: General Discussion
Topic: Sure is quiet around here.
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Sure is quiet around here.

Seems like things have kinda died down around this project. Is it still being actively developed? Just curious. :?:
by budman1758
22 Sep 2018, 20:30
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: How to switch two Oled task on the same display?
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: How to switch two Oled task on the same display?

This would be a nice feature. Methinks the simplest way to accomplish this would be the ability to enable or disable a task with rules.
Sounds like a good prospect for a feature request on Github. :D

https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/issues
by budman1758
08 Sep 2018, 07:28
Forum: Staff Announcements forum
Topic: BIG announcement, the future of ESP Easy. [READ THIS IF YOU LOVE OUR FW]
Replies: 55
Views: 16745

Re: BIG announcement, the future of ESP Easy. [READ THIS IF YOU LOVE OUR FW]

Sounds great!! Hope the help floods in and you guys can keep afloat. You can count me in! I just signed up on the Patreon site. :mrgreen:
by budman1758
19 Jul 2018, 22:49
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: RF wall mounted light switch [discussion]
Replies: 18
Views: 1725

Re: RF wall mounted light switch [discussion]

Sounds like a great idea to me!! :mrgreen:
by budman1758
10 Jul 2018, 19:29
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Maintain date and time in the absence of wifi
Replies: 27
Views: 2414

Re: Maintain date and time in the absence of wifi

I have requested a plugin for an RTC a couple times. The DS3231 would be perfect. It has configurable timers and could be used in battery powered sensors to get around the 71 min ESP limit. I'm sure folks would come up with multiple use cases for it. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by budman1758
10 Jul 2018, 19:17
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: After mega-20180426-normal sending TEXT tro OLED don't work
Replies: 31
Views: 2708

Re: After mega-20180426-normal sending TEXT tro OLED don't work

I too would li8ke to know what the commands to write to the display have changed to. If it has changed it would be nice to know the differences are. :?: :?: :?:
by budman1758
20 May 2018, 18:11
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESPEasy/Relay/Switch boolean value required instead binary
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: ESPEasy/Relay/Switch boolean value required instead binary

I believe there are some as yet to be documented features in the newer firmwares that will make those transformations. See these links.

https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/pull/1289

https://www.letscontrolit.com/wiki/inde ... asyFormula
by budman1758
16 May 2018, 02:41
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Chicken door
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Chicken door

You can make just about any motor work with ESPEasy. Just a matter of the correct relay setup and such. Same with limit/position switches.
The big question here is the actual door hardware to use. What kind of door? How big is it?
These are questions you must answer B4 we can recommend much.