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by Vic20
05 Mar 2019, 19:43
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 59
Views: 3263

Re: Solar Power Supply

Hi I enjoy the challenge of hacking existing solar devices to fit ESP8266 projects inside. My latest uses one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079QFVFJC https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71uB5Prs3DL._SL1280_.jpg It uses a protected Li-Ion 18650 so all you need is a 3.3v LDO regul...
by Vic20
14 Oct 2018, 16:51
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 12175

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

Update: Due to THIS problem I could not use ESP-Easy to continue my project until that was resolved unfortunately. I therefore decided to use the Arduino IDE and C++ to get it working... On Wake of the ESP, A "pcf8574.read8()" instruction reads in the count from the Binary counter as decimal which I...
by Vic20
10 Sep 2018, 17:00
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Problem with PCF8574 on Wake
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Problem with PCF8574 on Wake

I'm in the final stages of my solar powered Tipping bucket rain gauge project but have come up with a problem after deepsleep. The basic function of the unit uses a CMOS 8 bit binary counter chip clocked by the reed of a Maplin Tipping bucket unit. Each 'Bit' of the counter feeds one input of a PCF8...
by Vic20
10 Sep 2018, 13:50
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESP 12F won't connect once DeepSleep is enabled (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: ESP 12F won't connect once DeepSleep is enabled

Mega-20180908 with its new controller settings seem to have sorted this beautifully. Thanks folks. Nice consistent connections and data uploads now!

Can you clarify the other settings now available too?
by Vic20
02 Sep 2018, 01:54
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 12175

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

Hi Whatsupskip, Construction is well under way. I've phased this so that testng can be done as it progresses. First the mount pins for the charger board and the 3.3v LDO regulator and capacitors beneath. The whole power supply side can then be tested first IMG_20180901_142142.jpg There's also the re...
by Vic20
29 Aug 2018, 15:08
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 12175

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

Have you thought of using a Attiny?
Never heard of it to be honest! Quite a lot thirstier in current consumption by the looks of it too..And another learning curve!

If this current design doesn't work under ESP-Easy then it'll be back to using C under the Arduino IDE!
by Vic20
27 Aug 2018, 20:26
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 12175

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

With a similar challenge to the OP, I thought I'd pick up on this thread. I plan to use a good old CMOS Binary counter to count the bucket tips while the ESP8266 sleeps. The CD4520 is my chosen device which has a quiescent current drain of just 2.5uA. With a small RC debounce circuit on the reed swi...
by Vic20
24 Jul 2018, 20:36
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: battery level ESP8266
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Re: battery level ESP8266

The ADC input of the ESP8266 is very high impedance (needs to draw an infinitesimally small amount of current) so you can get away with fairly large values of resistors in the divider network (the higher the better as these are directly across the battery and adding to drain). Your original 15K tota...
by Vic20
17 Jul 2018, 09:23
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Question about Configuration file (Config.dat)
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Question about Configuration file (Config.dat)

On what versions of ESP-Easy are the config.dat saved files useable? For Example, If I have a setup that is running well on a ver 2.0 build, can I flash my device to the latest MEGA build, load the config.dat saved under version 2.0 and go on from there? ..Or will there be problems? Indeed, is the c...
by Vic20
16 Jul 2018, 13:28
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESP 12F won't connect once DeepSleep is enabled (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: ESP 12F won't connect once DeepSleep is enabled

MANY thanks for raising that. I wouldn't have had a clue! :?
by Vic20
09 Jul 2018, 01:06
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESP 12F won't connect once DeepSleep is enabled (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: ESP 12F won't connect once DeepSleep is enabled

barthm wrote:
08 Jul 2018, 12:03
Same problem - march releases do not have this Problem



Confirmed. Regressed back to v2.0-20180322 and no problems.
by Vic20
08 Jul 2018, 10:32
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESP 12F won't connect once DeepSleep is enabled (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: ESP 12F won't connect once DeepSleep is enabled

Update:

If I disable all devices, it wakes up and connects every time... Doesn't do a lot though!

.. Enable just one device and it won't connect on wakeup.
by Vic20
07 Jul 2018, 14:49
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESP 12F won't connect once DeepSleep is enabled (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

ESP 12F won't connect once DeepSleep is enabled (Solved)

Running (or at least trying to) Release mega-20180625 Build. I set the unit up with a BME280 and a DSB18B20, along with the Analogue input monitoring the battery voltage from a resistor divider network. The unit is powered from a solar board charged Li-Ion 18650 battery with an LDO regulator and amp...
by Vic20
17 Jun 2018, 19:00
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ESP-01 Deep Sleep Settings
Replies: 11
Views: 4939

Re: ESP-01 Deep Sleep Settings

I've experienced this on MEGA and V2.0 versions.

In investigating a bit further "Google smart lock" in Chrome is possibly trying to be too clever.
by Vic20
16 Jun 2018, 13:31
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ESP-01 Deep Sleep Settings
Replies: 11
Views: 4939

Re: ESP-01 Deep Sleep Settings

I have had numerous problems with Deep Sleep and seemingly failure to wake up. In my instances it's waking but not being able to connect to WiFi, even when manually resetting the ESP. By connecting to the ESP through serial and using serial commands I can either reset the device or enter the WiFi SS...
by Vic20
30 May 2018, 19:24
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Prototype PCB Board ESP8266F & ESP32 modules
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Prototype PCB Board ESP8266F & ESP32 modules

If that is the DS18b20 in the top right hand corner of the board I think you might have problems with it reading high. I have found I need to isolate any thermometer sensors by about 10cm of wire from the ESP8266 Are you suggesting that the DS18B20 is upset by the WiFi Radio Frequency emissions fro...
by Vic20
29 May 2018, 12:21
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Prototype PCB Board ESP8266F & ESP32 modules
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Prototype PCB Board ESP8266F & ESP32 modules

Well, I got a few of these larger ones (easy to cut down) off Aliexpress recently for next to nothing and, like you probably, couldn't quite work out how to get started so decided to just dive in and start wiring up the basic setup to flash an ESP8266 then use it to add a few sensors etc. ..It's gro...