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by prairietech
23 Apr 2020, 03:49
Forum: RFlink: General Discussions
Topic: Addressable Temperature Sensors
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: Addressable Temperature Sensors

Thanks for the link! Lots to digest but might be what I've been looking for.
by prairietech
12 Apr 2020, 16:55
Forum: RFlink: General Discussions
Topic: Addressable Temperature Sensors
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: Addressable Temperature Sensors

No I still have not found a solution. The application is for temperature monitoring in multiple greenhouses. Several are side by side but a couple have a driveway between them. Running wires between the greenhouses is not desired. The owner is looking for a wireless solution. Battery powered would b...
by prairietech
08 Apr 2020, 02:25
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: How To? Multiple Source MQTT Publishing
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Re: How To? Multiple Source MQTT Publishing

Thanks! That was the information I was looking for. I didn't see any reason why naming the 4 espeasy devices with the same name would cause any conflict within themselves. I'll move forward with building additional button panels. Espeasy has really made it possible for non-coders like myself to acco...
by prairietech
07 Apr 2020, 22:03
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: How To? Multiple Source MQTT Publishing
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

How To? Multiple Source MQTT Publishing

Using Node Red to control lights with MQTT. Currently I have one esp8266 running espeasy and 4 inputs with pushbuttons each with its own topic. So far it works great! Now I'm thinking I could use maybe 3 more of these esp8266s with pushbuttons in various parts of my house. Instead of having 4 indivi...
by prairietech
29 Mar 2020, 01:52
Forum: RFlink: General Discussions
Topic: Addressable Temperature Sensors
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: Addressable Temperature Sensors

Looks like the RN2483 is only available as a standalone radio chip? Any ESP devices running it imbedded? I thought it would be an advantage to find an existing temp sensor already in a rain proof enclosure with a battery. Instead of having to create my own design with individual components. So far I...
by prairietech
27 Mar 2020, 03:33
Forum: RFlink: General Discussions
Topic: Addressable Temperature Sensors
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: Addressable Temperature Sensors

I'm a HUGE fan of esp easy!
But yes I was looking for something battery powered.
Also was looking for something with better range than wifi. I've used Wemos, esp8266 and sonoff devices with very very poor range.
by prairietech
26 Mar 2020, 01:03
Forum: RFlink: General Discussions
Topic: Addressable Temperature Sensors
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: Addressable Temperature Sensors

Running wire between the locations is not practical. In a couple locations, there is a driveway between sensor locations.
by prairietech
24 Mar 2020, 21:52
Forum: RFlink: General Discussions
Topic: Addressable Temperature Sensors
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Addressable Temperature Sensors

I have an application where RFLink might work. It involves using 6-8 temperature sensors in different close proximity locations. Does anyone know of any off the shelf weatherproof temperature sensors that are addressable so their temperature data can be decoded on a individual sensor output? This wo...
by prairietech
28 Jan 2020, 14:18
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: SONOFF MINI
Replies: 30
Views: 28132

Re: SONOFF MINI

Silly question......I assume the easy mega 1M version supports full mqtt including status reports from the Mini of it's on/off status and RSSI?
by prairietech
26 Jan 2020, 13:21
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: SONOFF MINI
Replies: 30
Views: 28132

Re: SONOFF MINI

Steady hands! I have seen 3D printer plans for a drop in programming fixture that uses pogo pins to make contact with the circuit board pads. Also good to know the easy mega normal 1 meg works in the Mini. Currently I'm just pushing http commands but it would sure be nice to use mqtt and get status ...
by prairietech
26 Jan 2020, 01:11
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: SONOFF MINI
Replies: 30
Views: 28132

Re: SONOFF MINI

Did you solder wires directly to the circuit boards pads?
by prairietech
02 Jan 2020, 00:03
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: SONOFF MINI
Replies: 30
Views: 28132

Re: SONOFF MINI

Yes that is what I found works for now. It would be nice to use mqtt and get status messages back from the mini. Looks like 3D printing a programming jig with pogo pins will be needed before flashing anything via the serial port.
by prairietech
26 Nov 2019, 18:06
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: SONOFF MINI
Replies: 30
Views: 28132

Re: SONOFF MINI

Bumping this thread...........has anyone successfully flashed espeasy to a sonoff mini?
Getting ready to try and wanted to know if there was anything special I should know?
I've done several other devices but this is the first mini.
by prairietech
09 Nov 2019, 01:57
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: MQTT Devices Aren't Publishing
Replies: 6
Views: 3679

Re: MQTT Devices Aren't Publishing

Could you provide a file name or link of where I can download a newer version you would recommend, please?
by prairietech
08 Nov 2019, 23:52
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: MQTT Devices Aren't Publishing
Replies: 6
Views: 3679

Re: MQTT Devices Aren't Publishing

Regarding updating, when I go to the wiki, it appears the same R120 version listed as stable is what I used about a year ago.
Is there a newer "stable" version that I am not seeing?
by prairietech
07 Nov 2019, 14:30
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: MQTT Devices Aren't Publishing
Replies: 6
Views: 3679

Re: MQTT Devices Aren't Publishing

I'll plan on updating to the latest version hopefully this weekend. It may be that monitoring the output of the Mosca MQTT broker with a debug node in Node Red doesn't display all of it's traffic like I assumed? The Mosca node has an "output" to attach another node to. But maybe it isn't functional ...
by prairietech
06 Nov 2019, 18:31
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: MQTT Devices Aren't Publishing
Replies: 6
Views: 3679

MQTT Devices Aren't Publishing

This used to work, but now that I have more time, something broke. Running mega-10180126 on a Adafruit Feather. For testing have 2 generic system info devices for RSSI and Uptime. Task are enabled and assigned a Controller. The Controller using openhab points to a Mosca broker in Node Red running on...
by prairietech
27 May 2019, 18:33
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules

Sent my email to you via a private message.
by prairietech
27 May 2019, 16:26
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules

David, Could you post the Node Red flow so I could see how you set up each node in the flow?
by prairietech
26 May 2019, 18:50
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules

David, anything you could post would be greatly appreciated!! Node Red flow and screen shots of the ESP Easy Device menus especially. I'm especially interested in how the Device settings page in ESP Easy is setup. As well as how you configured the mqtt out node and the node that is issuing the paylo...
by prairietech
26 May 2019, 16:20
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules

After spending hours of trying different topic phrases without success, I have given up on MQTT and switched to HTTP. I had success with the very first HTTP command.
But I will keep looking for examples or tutorials from someone else that has been able to get this to working using Node Red.
by prairietech
21 May 2019, 19:27
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules

That's where I get confused. To me a switch is an input signal to the 8266. I have been using output since it is a signal coming out of the 8266 to the relay.
by prairietech
21 May 2019, 17:03
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules

But how is the 8266 that will be controlling the relay configured? What kind of device type settings are used?
by prairietech
21 May 2019, 16:45
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules

I have two ESP8266s with Mega and would like to be able to send it MQTT commands via Node Red to activate output pins to control relays. A MQTT broker is installed on a RPi and I can receive MQTT topics like temp and switch closures coming from one 8266. However I can not figure out how to send MQTT...
by prairietech
21 May 2019, 14:23
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

How To Activate An Output w/MQTT & No Rules

Can anyone give me some guidance on how to activate an output using MQTT without writing a rule?
I already have a broker running and can read inputs. Just can't figure out how to send a MQTT topic to turn on an output.
by prairietech
18 Feb 2018, 21:55
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Longer Range?
Replies: 13
Views: 4582

Re: Longer Range?

Thanks Shardan. I just received a couple of Wemos d1 minis with external antenna connectors and have a 12db gain patch antenna to try. I think clear line of sight will be fine but 2.4 GHz isn't going to give much penetration of walls. I've looked around at 900 MHz but it appears I'm on my own to de...
by prairietech
17 Feb 2018, 19:36
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Longer Range?
Replies: 13
Views: 4582

Re: Longer Range?

Thanks Shardan. I just received a couple of Wemos d1 minis with external antenna connectors and have a 12db gain patch antenna to try. I think clear line of sight will be fine but 2.4 GHz isn't going to give much penetration of walls. I've looked around at 900 MHz but it appears I'm on my own to dev...
by prairietech
17 Feb 2018, 19:03
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Longer Range?
Replies: 13
Views: 4582

Longer Range?

I've been blown away with the ease and simplicity of using esp easy and various esp8266 modules for temperature monitoring and publishing the data using mqtt. But I have an application that needs better distance and penetration of around 100 meters. I've read about LoRa but it seems to mostly interf...
by prairietech
25 Oct 2017, 14:34
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Adafruit Feather Doing Manual Reboots
Replies: 0
Views: 635

Adafruit Feather Doing Manual Reboots

Running version 2.0.0 dev12 on a Huzzah Feather. The only thing I have configured is monitoring a switch on one GPIO. No rules enabled. Load is running at 100% and warm boot count is at 29 after 12 hours of running. Uptime is normally no longer that an hour or less then another manual reboot. I have...
by prairietech
21 Oct 2017, 13:57
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: MQTT Publish Only On Input Change
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: MQTT Publish Only On Input Change

I have v2.0.0 dev12 running on a Adafruit Feather. Task 1 is setup for a switch input on GPIO-13 with switch button type set to normal switch. I have a MQTT controller enabled and can see the published result on Node Red. But MQTT is publishing at the Delay rate set for the input. What do I change ...
by prairietech
21 Oct 2017, 00:07
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: MQTT Publish Only On Input Change
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

MQTT Publish Only On Input Change

I have v2.0.0 dev12 running on a Adafruit Feather. Task 1 is setup for a switch input on GPIO-13 with switch button type set to normal switch. I have a MQTT controller enabled and can see the published result on Node Red. But MQTT is publishing at the Delay rate set for the input. What do I change s...