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by budman1758
08 Aug 2020, 21:47
Forum: RPiEasy: Software
Topic: Run OS Command usage.
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Run OS Command usage.

I guess taskvalueset can be enhanced to work on first value, if only two parameters added, but i was lazy to implement it.
Probable more trouble than it's worth. Might open a can of worms.... :ugeek:
by budman1758
08 Aug 2020, 19:38
Forum: RPiEasy: Software
Topic: Run OS Command usage.
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Run OS Command usage.

Thanks. Was using "taskvalueset,2,1" instead of "taskvalueset,2,1,1"

Silly me..... :lol:
by budman1758
07 Aug 2020, 05:11
Forum: RPiEasy: Software
Topic: Run OS Command usage.
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Run OS Command usage.

Can someone explain the command syntax for using this plugin? Not sure how the commands work on this one.
Thanks in advance.
by budman1758
21 Jul 2020, 01:53
Forum: RPiEasy: Hardware
Topic: Rotary encoder
Replies: 12
Views: 920

Re: Rotary encoder

The direction is also correct?
It works either way. I can reverse the 2 connections and it will go the opposite.
It is also working just as well using just the inverter chip with no resistors or capacitors.
by budman1758
20 Jul 2020, 19:00
Forum: RPiEasy: Hardware
Topic: Rotary encoder
Replies: 12
Views: 920

Re: Rotary encoder

Does it always count double, even at (very) low speed? Are the capacitors (if you used any) and resistors on both A/B lines the same? It is counting double quite consistently. Not using capacitors at all. Does not work at all with them. Output of encoder goes thru a resistor and then thru the inver...
by budman1758
20 Jul 2020, 05:36
Forum: RPiEasy: Hardware
Topic: Rotary encoder
Replies: 12
Views: 920

Re: Rotary encoder

I seem to have it working better now. Seems to work best with the bounce time somewhere between zero and 5 ms. Found an inverter chip and that helps a lot too. The only thing now is that for each detent it turns the plugin counts 2 steps. Setting is at 1 step. Seems to be doubling the step count unl...
by budman1758
19 Jul 2020, 21:54
Forum: RPiEasy: Hardware
Topic: Rotary encoder
Replies: 12
Views: 920

Re: Rotary encoder

In the rotary plugin i've used event_detection with 10 millisec bouncetime protection (intermediate events will be ignored) which worked fine with my Raspberry Zero, but it might not work well with RPI4. I will add a parameter to finetune it. I'm not having much luck at all here. Tried the circuits...
by budman1758
17 Jul 2020, 05:32
Forum: RPiEasy: Hardware
Topic: Rotary encoder
Replies: 12
Views: 920

Re: Rotary encoder

I've tried a couple different circuit setups using resistors and capacitors and it either doesn't help or makes it worse.
So maybe you can clean up the signal by using a transistor per A/B signal.
What would that look like from a schematic point of view?
by budman1758
16 Jul 2020, 23:05
Forum: RPiEasy: Hardware
Topic: Rotary encoder
Replies: 12
Views: 920

Rotary encoder

I'm in the process of trying to set up a rotary encoder in a project. The basic outline is to be able to set a value with the encoder and put that value in a dummy device for further processing. Similar to setting a temp on a thermostat. I have one just like the one in the wiki. The one without the ...
by budman1758
17 Mar 2020, 18:12
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: nodemcu with 8input and 8output (pcf8574)
Replies: 16
Views: 4968

Re: nodemcu with 8input and 8output (pcf8574)

i mean where i should connect input and output considering GPIO of nodemcu and 16 gpio of MCP23017 ? I imagine you can hook it up in whatever way is easiest. Use it for relays and switches and you could free up some GPIO in the nodemcu for other uses. You only need 2 GPIO for the I2C bus. You can a...
by budman1758
16 Mar 2020, 20:11
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: nodemcu with 8input and 8output (pcf8574)
Replies: 16
Views: 4968

Re: nodemcu with 8input and 8output (pcf8574)

Why not use an MCP23017? 16 inputs or outputs or any mixture. Also much more output current available.
by budman1758
16 Feb 2020, 18:15
Forum: RPiEasy: General Discussion
Topic: RPIEasy
Replies: 273
Views: 83645

Re: RPIEasy

There is a way to send text to your phone via email. See this web page for detail.
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/ho ... l-account/
I've used this before. Seems to work ok.
by budman1758
15 Feb 2020, 03:58
Forum: RPiEasy: General Discussion
Topic: RPIEasy
Replies: 273
Views: 83645

Re: RPIEasy

That was quick! Thank you. I will download and try. What's the best way to update and not loose my configuration? Every time I have updated I have used the update function found on the tools page. So far it has never corrupted my config. Of course. your mileage may vary. :mrgreen: On the same page ...
by budman1758
14 Feb 2020, 18:51
Forum: RPiEasy: General Discussion
Topic: RPIEasy
Replies: 273
Views: 83645

Re: RPIEasy

1) Comments cause erratic behaviours. Comments on their own line at the start or end of a rule are OK. Comments at the end of a rule statement causes the rule to not work or to work erratically. Try using a hashtag # symbol for comments. On RPIEasy the rules are interpreted using python. (I believe...
by budman1758
10 Feb 2020, 00:03
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Esp-01: easy solution tp use 3 GPIO ?
Replies: 2
Views: 6457

Re: Esp-01: easy solution tp use 3 GPIO ?

You need to disable the serial port to use GPIO 3. After that it should work.
by budman1758
13 Jan 2020, 21:51
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESPEASY32 not connect NTP server
Replies: 5
Views: 3641

Re: ESPEASY32 not connect NTP server

TD-er wrote: 12 Jan 2020, 20:21 Just checked NTP and leave the rest empty?
Works fine like that with ESP8266.
by budman1758
06 Jan 2020, 18:19
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Keypad MQTT on ESP
Replies: 9
Views: 8022

Re: Keypad MQTT on ESP

i get exactly the same..... no effect on pressing any button If the plugin is working you will get an event in the log. You then need rules to act on the event. Unless you changed the label in the device page you will get the event "ScanCode" with a 2 digit value. You need to write some rules to do...
by budman1758
09 Oct 2019, 19:55
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Solved
Replies: 1
Views: 3550

Re: Solved

Thats great!! Thanks for filling in the details! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by budman1758
24 Sep 2019, 01:33
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Issue with PCF8574 & Relays
Replies: 19
Views: 8003

Re: Issue with PCF8574 & Relays

Do the relays need a ground signal or a positive signal to actuate? The PCF8574 can deliver way more current with a ground signal than a positive signal.
This may or may not be the problem but something to check.
by budman1758
18 Sep 2019, 01:16
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: How to set the countdown taskvalue
Replies: 8
Views: 4541

Re: How to set the countdown taskvalue

On Clock#Time=all,**:00 do
If [something#something]= something
do something
else
do something else
endif
endon

This will perform the function every hour on the hour.
https://espeasy.readthedocs.io/en/lates ... g-examples
See the "Time" section on the above page.
by budman1758
12 Sep 2019, 18:36
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: switch without gpio
Replies: 3
Views: 3630

Re: switch without gpio

I don't know of a way to change the state of a GPIO that does not exist.
Maybe try using a dummy device to change values with rules?
by budman1758
01 Sep 2019, 16:22
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Feedback required: New sets of plugins/controllers
Replies: 20
Views: 11194

Re: Feedback required: New sets of plugins/controllers

Copied from https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/issues/2590 My 2 cents... A much more detailed tutorial on setting up the necessary components to self-compile the firmware with just the plugins needed for your specific use case, If it were a bit easier to understand the process to build your ow...
by budman1758
24 Aug 2019, 20:23
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Are several exit points in one rule are allowed
Replies: 5
Views: 6772

Re: Are several exit points in one rule are allowed

A better description of what you are trying to do would probably yield better answers. :?:
by budman1758
24 Aug 2019, 17:50
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: OLED 2.42"
Replies: 16
Views: 13679

Re: OLED 2.42"

connected DC and CS to ground
Did you try connecting them together but NOT to ground?
by budman1758
20 Aug 2019, 18:22
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Returning my WeMos D1 Mini back
Replies: 1
Views: 6228

Re: Returning my WeMos D1 Mini back

Might be a good idea to flash a blank .bin file to it first. :?:
by budman1758
18 Aug 2019, 20:38
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Rules (old engine) Rules Set 1/2/3/4
Replies: 4
Views: 4402

Re: Rules (old engine) Rules Set 1/2/3/4

There has been a request for "selectable rulesets" for quite some time. If it gets more votes it may move up the list of issues getting more attention. https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/issues/659 There is also this forum thread about it. https://www.letscontrolit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&...
by budman1758
15 Aug 2019, 21:06
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: support for ADS1232
Replies: 2
Views: 7414

Re: support for ADS1232

Best place to request support for this would be to open a request on Github. :D

https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/issues

Or.... Write a plugin... :ugeek:
by budman1758
01 Aug 2019, 02:10
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Reconfig Release code with Arduino - instructions?
Replies: 3
Views: 6280

Re: Reconfig Release code with Arduino - instructions?

I think we really should make a tutorial for this, since lots and lots of people keep asking how to start developing and coding
+1 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by budman1758
26 May 2019, 18:51
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Maximum Uptime minute
Replies: 6
Views: 7831

Re: Maximum Uptime minute

Generic ESP-01 module. Controls an overhead light in my RV. :D :D
by budman1758
20 Apr 2019, 19:15
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Anemometer/ Frequency Counter
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Re: Anemometer/ Frequency Counter

This thread may help with an analog output type. Works quite well.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3211&p=16742#p16742
by budman1758
06 Apr 2019, 04:43
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Comments on the new UI?
Replies: 17
Views: 4169

Comments on the new UI?

Just thought I'd create this poll for comments on the new user interface.
by budman1758
16 Mar 2019, 17:36
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Rules problem...
Replies: 5
Views: 1443

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: 1367

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: 3029

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: 3029

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: 3029

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: 3029

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: 3029

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: 1296

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: 2737

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: 2145

Re: My first PCB

That's pretty cool! Will you be making it available for sale?
by budman1758
12 Jan 2019, 19:47
Forum: RPiEasy: General Discussion
Topic: RPIEasy
Replies: 273
Views: 83645

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: RPiEasy: General Discussion
Topic: RPIEasy
Replies: 273
Views: 83645

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: 1405

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: 754

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: 3191

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: 8
Views: 7952

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.