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by ThomasB
24 Jan 2019, 17:12
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: MPU-6050 as Direction Detector
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: MPU-6050 as Direction Detector

Using that chip is possible, but I think in practice it will be a lot more work than expected. I found an online project that uses 8 reed switches configured with resistors and a moving magnet. It provides 16 wind direction positions using three wires (Vcc, Gnd, analog voltage out). Technical detail...
by ThomasB
19 Jan 2019, 19:41
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy LoRa: Mail Box Alert
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

Re: ESPEasy LoRa: Mail Box Alert

Neighborhood cluster mailboxes are theft magnets. Ours was hit once, many years ago. So at 2AM last night when we were awoken to a "mail delivery" I knew it was our time again. I was too tired to run down the street to get the perp's description. Our security cameras captured their car race away, bu...
by ThomasB
11 Jan 2019, 01:08
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 467
Views: 83729

Re: Nextion display plugin

To refresh chrome's cache you should hold Ctrl and press F5.
https://www.getfilecloud.com/blog/2015/ ... DfeN817kaY

- Thomas
by ThomasB
11 Jan 2019, 00:38
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 467
Views: 83729

Re: Nextion display plugin

Hopefully someone in the audience can confirm the wiki page has the new drawing. I retested the Nextion wiki page using three different WIN10 PC workstations. And I viewed the page using FF, Edge, IE, and chrome browsers. They all show the latest image. Here's a screenshot: nextion_screenshot.jpg I ...
by ThomasB
11 Jan 2019, 00:01
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 467
Views: 83729

Re: Nextion display plugin

As I see on the link https://www.letscontrolit.com/wiki/inde ... le=Nextion the image is not corrected. Still stands RX Nodemcu at RX Nektion. Hmm, I see the correct drawing in my browser. Try refreshing your browser cache to regenerate the Nextion Wiki page. Usually the F5 key will do a refresh (w...
by ThomasB
10 Jan 2019, 17:10
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 467
Views: 83729

Re: Nextion display plugin

@homerruma: Thank you for reporting the error. The image has been corrected. @wiki: Nextion and ESP8266 are indeed 3.3V devices. But the transistor is not intended to convert the logic level. It is a buffer that is used to ensure that the ESP8266 can boot-up. Without it there is a strong chance the ...
by ThomasB
06 Jan 2019, 19:58
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: "SmartNodeRules" concept idea
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: "SmartNodeRules" concept idea

Everyone uses fancy controllers? I suspect that many ESPEasy users {that have elaborate home automation} are using fancy controllers. My automation devices utilize Amazon Echo speech and a lot of rules, so OpenHab is essential to me. But your concept is ideal for those that have less demanding appl...
by ThomasB
27 Dec 2018, 00:56
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] WiFi Problem with Sonoff Basic Using Recent Releases
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: [SOLVED] WiFi Problem with Sonoff Basic Using Recent Releases

I received the 4MB memory chips (Winbond W25Q32FVSSIG) and upgraded my 1MB Sonoff Basic. Seemed like a good test but the outcome is not as I expected. The upgraded Sonoff Basic refuses to run on the 4096 bin images. Wifi AP and STA connections are not possible. Serial log is quiet after a power cycl...
by ThomasB
24 Dec 2018, 21:19
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: "SmartNodeRules" concept idea
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: "SmartNodeRules" concept idea

I use OpenHab for home control, so I don't require a standalone solution. But there are ESP Easy that would benefit from your concept. So I just stopped by to show my support.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
23 Dec 2018, 02:35
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: MQTT help
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: MQTT help

You are welcome. Glad to hear you solved the problem.
- Thomas
by ThomasB
23 Dec 2018, 00:12
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: MQTT help
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: MQTT help

I see a syntax mix in the subscribe (and publish) naming. For example, In some MQTT environments the leading forward slash affects the name. What I mean is that these two conventions sometimes are not treated as the same thing: Esp_Easy/out /Esp_Easy/out So when configuring your broker, ESPEasy, and...
by ThomasB
22 Dec 2018, 23:54
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: MQTT VARs
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: MQTT VARs

If your intent is to tag the MQTT publish with an internal name (that's assigned to the ESP Easy device) then I suggest using %sysname%

- Thomas
by ThomasB
22 Dec 2018, 17:47
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: A call for help :)
Replies: 21
Views: 873

Re: A call for help :)

@TD-er:
So I think we must forget about core 2.3.0 for testing, since it already took me 5+ hours today and still no success.
I'm sorry to hear you wasted several hours on this. It may have been a useful test but certainly not worth that kind of effort.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
22 Dec 2018, 04:25
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ideas for integrating esp to existing anolog thermostat
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: ideas for integrating esp to existing anolog thermostat

There's a github published project that offers alternate software for your XH-W1401 thermostat. I don't know much about it but it appears their custom firmware includes a 9600 baud serial port for controlling the thermostat. https://github.com/TG9541/stm8ef/wiki/STM8S-Value-Line-Gadgets https://gith...
by ThomasB
22 Dec 2018, 04:02
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Read temperature via web command on D1 with SHT30 installed
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Read temperature via web command on D1 with SHT30 installed

I really just need the ESP to generate a web page with the numerical temperature.
FanOfHue is developing a plugin that might solve your problem.
See viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6098&p=33332

- Thomas
by ThomasB
21 Dec 2018, 23:38
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: A call for help :)
Replies: 21
Views: 873

Re: A call for help :)

I can try to make ESPeasy being built again on core 2.3.0, but then a lot of users will get all kinds of warnings/errors in their browser since the chunked transfer we use was not fully supported back then. I don't mind verifying that core 2.3 is the main reason for stability success. So if you are...
by ThomasB
21 Dec 2018, 22:49
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module

You're welcome. I wish you good luck with your ESPEasy project.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
21 Dec 2018, 22:33
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: A call for help :)
Replies: 21
Views: 873

Re: A call for help :)

Regarding WD on R120. Are these none reported WD or are they actually that clean running? My R120 installations were two Sonoffs TH10's. Before migrating them to Mega I often checked their system run times; Stable, no reboots months at a time. Not a defense talk really, only added info. I did not i...
by ThomasB
21 Dec 2018, 21:58
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module

Yes, you can use any of the NX series displays. I'm using the 2.8" model (Nextion NX3224T028).

Here is a summary of the NX Family:
https://www.itead.cc/display/nextion.html

- Thomas
by ThomasB
21 Dec 2018, 20:21
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: A call for help :)
Replies: 21
Views: 873

Re: A call for help :)

Regarding the change log for the Mega release, there have been a huge number of amendments to the R120 code. So I'd be fine if the official Mega release is described as a "Massive rewrite of R120. Includes new and enhanced plugins." Then begin the detailed change log after the official release. Be a...
by ThomasB
21 Dec 2018, 18:26
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module

I did a quick search and couldn't find any other ESPEasy users that mentioned this display. So there does not seem to be any active interest within the community. That means you'd need be the one to develop a plugin. BTW, your robotdyn display is a 5V device and the ESP8266 is a 3.3V device. So the ...
by ThomasB
21 Dec 2018, 00:35
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module

As far as I know your graphic display is not currently supported by ESP Easy. Perhaps someone has published something for it in ESP Easy's Github PlayGround. Otherwise you'll have to write your own plugin for it.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
21 Dec 2018, 00:00
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module

Did some more digging: Their published schematic seems to be from an different version because it does not fully match your board. It shows that the LCD+ pin is pass-through power to the LCD's LED backlight. And the product photo shows that the J2 jumper is present (a copper trace), so LED should be...
by ThomasB
20 Dec 2018, 23:18
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module

After looking over their schematic I have to correct my previous post. According to their details the LCD+ is power for the LCD LED. But there's a missing jumper, so I don't know what their intent is for this pin. My board is older and is missing this pin, so I can't confirm what they intend you to ...
by ThomasB
20 Dec 2018, 23:04
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module

Need to undserstand you perfect for that reason need to ask again. There is a LCD+ pin at he I2C Adapter. Should I connect LCD+ to the 5V pin on nodemcu?
No, you would not connect 5V to LCD+. For details on LCD+, please see the added info on post #2.
by ThomasB
20 Dec 2018, 22:38
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module

5V Power is applied to the LCD's +5V pin.
by ThomasB
20 Dec 2018, 22:24
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: 128x64 Graphic LCD Module

The Lolin NodeMCU provides +5V on its VU pin. Per the supplier's information, controlling the LED+ pin requires a modification. As follows: Control of backlight: Normal backlight use power 5V from +5V and can ajust with potentiometer. If you need control of backlight from microcontroller, pls cut-of...
by ThomasB
18 Dec 2018, 01:06
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy LoRa: Mail Box Alert
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

Re: ESPEasy LoRa: Mail Box Alert

Here's the LoRa sender mounted in the mailbox:
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LoRa sender (transmitter) mounted in the mailbox.
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Here's the neighborhood cluster mailbox (all-aluminum construction):
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My mailbox, all-aluminum construction.
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- Thomas
by ThomasB
17 Dec 2018, 17:27
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] WiFi Problem with Sonoff Basic Using Recent Releases
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: [SOLVED] WiFi Problem with Sonoff Basic Using Recent Releases

So far everything has been working fine. The System Info page doesn't report any WiFi reconnects.

Try reducing your Message Interval (Tools->Advanced). I'm using 75mS, which works well with my MQTT broker.

-Thomas
by ThomasB
17 Dec 2018, 17:00
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy LoRa: Mail Box Alert
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

Re: ESPEasy LoRa: Mail Box Alert

I was just wondering, how is the antenna arrangement done. could you describe that or add a picture of it ? The 915MHz LoRa Transmitter (and its dipole antenna) are inside the aluminum mail box. It is fully protected from vandals and the weather. It is mounted up against an inside corner edge to al...
by ThomasB
10 Dec 2018, 20:17
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: How to emulate push button switch to ground
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: How to emulate push button switch to ground

Instead of a typical level shifter you could use a simple NPN or FET transistor buffer circuit. This would allow you to use the GPIO Pulse command which would simplify your rules and allow 100mS switch On times.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
10 Dec 2018, 18:34
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: changed rules format?
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: changed rules format?

The latest release has made a significant change to the Switch device Plugin. It no longer supports reading GPIO output bits, including the Sonoff relay. So if you do not want to change your ESPEz devices and rules declarations then the solution is to go back to the old version that worked for you. ...
by ThomasB
10 Dec 2018, 18:22
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Compiling problem on Nodemcu V1
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Compiling problem on Nodemcu V1

It looks like your updates have created several duplicate libraries that are causing the Multiple Libraries warning. So you should prune the duplicates. This will eliminate the warnings. For example: Multiple libraries were found for "PubSubClient.h" Used: /home/peter/Documenten/Arduino/Sketches/lib...
by ThomasB
10 Dec 2018, 17:49
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: How to emulate push button switch to ground
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: How to emulate push button switch to ground

I would like to emulate a push button switch to ground. I can do that with this : {snip} Please review the GPIO commands explained here: https://www.letscontrolit.com/wiki/index.php/GPIO I see that you require the emulated switch to be Hi-Z when not active (driven low). So the built-in GPIO pulse c...
by ThomasB
10 Dec 2018, 05:43
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 467
Views: 83729

Re: Nextion display plugin

I tested the latest version (mega-20181207) and no issues were observed.

If your nextion device is named lr then the command used in your example would need to be

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lr,dim=5
- Thomas
by ThomasB
10 Dec 2018, 01:36
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: State not working??
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: State not working??

The changes to the Switch device plugin are discussed here: https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/issues/2112 You shouldn't use a switch input device for a LED. If you want to know the state of the LED you should use a dummy device and set it's value using event. I don't agree. Some of us have be...
by ThomasB
08 Dec 2018, 05:27
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: notifications and esp
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: notifications and esp

I followed the wiki information and did not experience any issues with getting emailed notifications to work. https://www.letscontrolit.com/wiki/index.php/EasyNotifications Fill out all the account details as explained in the wiki. If it does not work then enable the weblog and set it to debug level...
by ThomasB
08 Dec 2018, 02:41
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESP Easy Flasher
Replies: 106
Views: 22324

Re: ESP Easy Flasher

@grovkillen, thank you for creating this flashing tool. I started using it this week and appreciate its user interface. Today I noticed that it has a file name length problem. For example, this file is ignore (not shown in the drop down): ESP_Easy_mega-20181207_normal_core_241_ESP8266_1024.bin The w...
by ThomasB
08 Dec 2018, 02:28
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] WiFi Problem with Sonoff Basic Using Recent Releases
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: WiFi Problem with Sonoff Basic Using Recent Releases

@TD-er, Glad you stopped by. I appreciate your comments. Sounds like the power supply may not be steady enough to cope with the extra energy needed to make the initial WiFi connection. I had seen your post in the github issue tracker thread that mentioned the R2's power supply might be the cause. To...
by ThomasB
07 Dec 2018, 20:37
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] WiFi Problem with Sonoff Basic Using Recent Releases
Replies: 7
Views: 796

[SOLVED] WiFi Problem with Sonoff Basic Using Recent Releases

I've been ignoring my Sonoff hardware since switching to NodeMCU based projects. But this week I decided to use a factory fresh Sonoff Basic to control my Volumio Audio player's amp. BTW, the Raspberry Pi powered Volumio app is fantastic. But my ESPEz->Sonoff upgrade didn't go as planned. I installe...
by ThomasB
25 Nov 2018, 18:11
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 467
Views: 83729

Re: Nextion display plugin

My question is does this plugin also works with the improved nextion display??
I have confirmed compatibility with the enhanced version. My evaluation used a NX4024K032-011.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
21 Nov 2018, 19:09
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 467
Views: 83729

Re: Nextion display plugin

+1: Hardware serial.

Hardware serial is needed for ESPEasy to reliably receive Nextion touch screen button presses. If the Nextion is only used as a display (touch feature not used) then soft serial is fine.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
17 Nov 2018, 20:58
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 467
Views: 83729

Re: Nextion display plugin

On theWemos with the Nextion display, IP: 192.168.178.127 i use this rule: On RelayState do if %eventvalue%=0 SendToHTTP 192.168.178.127,80,/control?cmd=NEXTION,page0.bt0.val=0 SendToHTTP 192.168.178.127,80,/control?cmd=GPIO,12,0 else SendToHTTP 192.168.178.127,80,/control?cmd=NEXTION,page0.bt0.val...
by ThomasB
17 Nov 2018, 19:07
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 467
Views: 83729

Re: Nextion display plugin

I'm a bit confused, but here's what I think is going on. 1. The Nextion is wired to the ESP12 and has IP address 192.168.178.xxx. 2. The Relay is on ESP01 and has IP address 192.168.178.127. 3. The ESP12's rule is sending the NEXTION http command to the ESP01. This is not what is wanted because the ...
by ThomasB
31 Oct 2018, 02:40
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 467
Views: 83729

Re: Nextion display plugin

I've never used the Ser2Net plugin, but maybe it could be used to assist with flashing the Nextion? Or maybe a spinoff of Ser2Net that has been altered to support Nextion's hardware serial wiring scheme. Minor code tweaks shouldn't be a problem, but a major code rewrite would be a deal killer for me...
by ThomasB
29 Oct 2018, 18:44
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 467
Views: 83729

Re: Nextion display plugin

The Nextion display module defaults to 9600 baud. It does NOT automatically detect other baud rates. So if you select anything other than 9600 in the plugin you will also need to change the baud setting in the display module. Nextion's Baud command syntax is found here: https://nextion.itead.cc/reso...
by ThomasB
27 Oct 2018, 18:42
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Slightly confused about plugin development
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: Slightly confused about plugin development

Glad to hear you got it working.
- Thomas
by ThomasB
27 Oct 2018, 00:40
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Slightly confused about plugin development
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: Slightly confused about plugin development

Then continue to check for mistakes in your code. You can review the other plugins to see working examples. Unfortunately I don't have time to do a thorough review. But I see a significant error. Your Plugin_075() function is missing the closing return success; that tells the calling function to upd...