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by ThomasB
09 Jun 2020, 20:00
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESP-01 - sleep configuration not working
Replies: 25
Views: 1421

Re: ESP-01 - sleep configuration not working

Hmm that sounds like the wake pulse may not be a very clean square wave pulse (and probably not long enough) That was what others had speculated. But if you read those two links very carefully, it does not appear it is the main culprit. Especially since a small minority of the affected boards also ...
by ThomasB
09 Jun 2020, 18:45
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESP-01 - sleep configuration not working
Replies: 25
Views: 1421

Re: ESP-01 - sleep configuration not working

I searched github and found other reports of this issue. A couple good reads: https://github.com/esp8266/Arduino/issues/6007 https://github.com/esp8266/Arduino/issues/5892 TL;DR: Wakeup from sleep does not work on some ESP8266 modules. Some speculate it is due to the board layout of some clone modul...
by ThomasB
09 Jun 2020, 04:43
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESP-01 - sleep configuration not working
Replies: 25
Views: 1421

Re: ESP-01 - sleep configuration not working

Plugging the ESP-01 header into a typical breadboard, as shown in the photo, will bridge (short) adjacent header pins together. This could cause some signal conflicts because the breadboard has continuity across each row of pin holes. In other words, GPIO-1 would bridge to GND, EN would bridge to GP...
by ThomasB
08 Jun 2020, 23:20
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: P2P networking node monitoring?
Replies: 7
Views: 10009

Re: P2P networking node monitoring?

still 2 more question. Q1: AFAIK, this is not implemented and appears to be a variation of the OP's question. Q2: Perhaps the sendto command will help do what you have in mind. The P2P networking "controller" is really just a global syncing feature (and was called that in earlier releases). For a m...
by ThomasB
08 Jun 2020, 22:14
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 488
Views: 159292

Re: Nextion display plugin

are you talking about changing the text which is displayed in a textfield or a button at the nextion display ? Sorry for the confusion. I was talking about having the NEXTION sending a text string to ESPEasy (not supported in ESPEasy), whereas you are sending the string from ESPEasy to Nextion (sup...
by ThomasB
29 May 2020, 19:03
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: GPS#Travelled already included? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: GPS#Travelled already included?

For the record, I'm not using the GPS plugin or the SD card controller. But since no one else has chimed in, here's some cheering from the sidelines: Is the event already included in the current testing builds? From a quick review of the P082 source code it doesn't appear that GPS#Travelled is imple...
by ThomasB
21 May 2020, 22:45
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Problem to upload ESP_Easy_mega_20200516_normal_ESP8266_16M.bin
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Re: Problem to upload ESP_Easy_mega_20200516_normal_ESP8266_16M.bin

If the Apr-26-2020 release works then perhaps your problem is related to a reported issue that affects the May-16 build:
https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/issues/3078

- Thomas
by ThomasB
21 May 2020, 22:38
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: using values in rules from a sending node which is connected per P2P network
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: using values in rules from a sending node which is connected per P2P network

Who will open the issue for this on github? I have no experience for this till yet.
Fixes to ESPEasy are unlikely if they only get discussed on the forum. So that is why you need to officially report the issue on Github. Here is the link:
https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/issues

- Thomas
by ThomasB
21 May 2020, 21:23
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Problem to upload ESP_Easy_mega_20200516_normal_ESP8266_16M.bin
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Re: Problem to upload ESP_Easy_mega_20200516_normal_ESP8266_16M.bin

I have a lot of issues to load firmware to wemos D1 mini pro 16M. {snip} It was working fine with an old FW. (don't know which one) If it was working on an older version then I highly doubt it was a 16M build (would likely have been 1M or 4M). I suggest you try ESP_Easy_mega-20200426_normal_ESP8266...
by ThomasB
20 May 2020, 21:42
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Reed switch stays ON even without a magnet?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: Reed switch stays ON even without a magnet?!?

I suggest you use the reed to control a MOSFET High Side switch. Current through the reed switch would be close to zero (microAmps). Good concepts explained here: https://hackaday.com/2015/09/16/learn-and-build-a-high-side-switch/ The basic circuit is a P-channel MOSFET and high value bias resistor ...
by ThomasB
20 May 2020, 21:15
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: using values in rules from a sending node which is connected per P2P network
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: using values in rules from a sending node which is connected per P2P network

I think this not the way it should work? Glad you found a workaround. I agree, the slave P2P Dummy device name should not have been reset to "dummy." And since the master Dummy device is single output data type, the slave should also be single output (instead of four data output). I suggest opening...
by ThomasB
20 May 2020, 05:02
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Controlling a Sonoff S20 with a timer
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Re: Controlling a Sonoff S20 with a timer

Go to Tools=>Advanced page and setup the Rules , NTP , DST , and Location entries. Submit the changes, then Reboot. Now go to the Rules page and create your time event rules (Clock#Time, %systime%, %Sunrise%, etc). Time related rule examples are discussed here: https://espeasy.readthedocs.io/en/late...
by ThomasB
20 May 2020, 02:46
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 488
Views: 159292

Re: Nextion display plugin

I hope they will update the Nextion to support it. Just curious why you need to send text messages (strings) since Nextion is intended to send numeric button/control state values. ESPEasy has a rule engine that will act on them and perform your custom events, including sending string messages to yo...
by ThomasB
20 May 2020, 00:19
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 488
Views: 159292

Re: Nextion display plugin

Anyone has already done this ?, i.e send a string data like a word from Nextion to Espeasy ? String data not supported. Up to two numerical data values can be sent in a Nextion print command. The numerical data can represent button press states or any other activity that is important to you. ESPEas...
by ThomasB
19 May 2020, 17:51
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Send reset info and log via POST or MQTT
Replies: 13
Views: 2092

Re: Send reset info and log via POST or MQTT

Reboot/restart reason is one thing that's still missing as a variable.
+1. %reset_reason% would be a useful system var to add.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
19 May 2020, 17:43
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy P1 wifi gateway GPIO Idx
Replies: 31
Views: 9726

Re: ESPEasy P1 wifi gateway GPIO Idx

Great to hear you solved the problem.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
18 May 2020, 18:36
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: using values in rules from a sending node which is connected per P2P network
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: using values in rules from a sending node which is connected per P2P network

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Please ENABLE all the plugins with the Red X in them. The Red X should be changed to the Green Check Mark.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
18 May 2020, 00:46
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: where is 'pre_extra_script.py' to compile customer firmware? // or use Custom.h ? (let's fix the instructions then...
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: where is 'pre_extra_script.py' to compile customer firmware? // or use Custom.h ? (let's fix the instructions then..

Yes, unfortunately the docs are way out of sync with the ongoing code changes. I've run into many situations where I've needed to use the source code distribution to find out how to use a feature.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
17 May 2020, 23:41
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy P1 wifi gateway GPIO Idx
Replies: 31
Views: 9726

Re: ESPEasy P1 wifi gateway GPIO Idx

diagram from the source https://infi.nl/files/nieuws/_medium/WemosP1Sketch_bb.png The fritz board drawing seems odd, only two resistors installed. But the author also shows his final PCB, which has four resistors. diagram from the second source http://www.esp8266thingies.nl/wp/wp-content/uploads/20...
by ThomasB
17 May 2020, 19:07
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy P1 wifi gateway GPIO Idx
Replies: 31
Views: 9726

Re: ESPEasy P1 wifi gateway GPIO Idx

No I didn't tried that yet. If I read it correctly, Pin 2 should be connected as following: Pin 2 ---- > 2K2 resistor --- > 5v on one end of resistor, other end should be connected to Pin 5 before 1K resistor. Yes, a 2.2K resistor typically connects Pin 5 (RXD) to 5V. But Pin 2 (the Ready-to-Send s...
by ThomasB
16 May 2020, 19:27
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: [FIXED] Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress
Replies: 20
Views: 2255

Re: [FIXED] Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress

Edit: I measured the Voltage after the pullups from the MotorShield too. There are only 0.55V outgoing. Should they have 3.3V too Strange problem. I'm running out of ideas. Here's some final hail Mary things to try (one at a time, not all at once): 1. Did you try a different 5V power supply? There ...
by ThomasB
16 May 2020, 19:17
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: send shutdown command for raspberry
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

Re: send shutdown command for raspberry

If you mean you don't want to add a wired connected to the RPi (GPIO shutdown), then that leaves you with a SendToHTTP rule. I Found this discussion that explains how to enable it on the RPi: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... hp?t=58802

- Thomas
by ThomasB
16 May 2020, 18:51
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy P1 wifi gateway GPIO Idx
Replies: 31
Views: 9726

Re: ESPEasy P1 wifi gateway GPIO Idx

Before soldering anything I tried it out on a breadboard, this is the setup: Screenshot below. VIN --------------------- > Pin 1 (5v) G --------------------- > Pin 6 (should be ground, btw i also tried Pin 3 ) BC547 Emitter -------- > G BC547 Base ------------ > 1K resistor ------- > Pin 5 (should ...
by ThomasB
16 May 2020, 18:13
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: [FIXED] Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress
Replies: 20
Views: 2255

Re: [FIXED] Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress

I found this schematic of the GY-302(BH1750) board. Probably the two resistors in the red cycle of the picture below are the same as my 103 (10k) SMD resistors on the board. Can I desolder them or what should i do? The schematic you posted shows that the pullups are sourced by 3.3V. So that's good ...
by ThomasB
16 May 2020, 08:00
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: [FIXED] Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress
Replies: 20
Views: 2255

Re: [FIXED] Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress

Do you have a BH1750 sensor and a MotorShield? I have the MotorShield, but not a BH1750. Which BH1750 board are you using? Link to supplier would be helpful. Reason I ask is because some have I2C pull-ups sourced by 5V, which I think may cause problems. If this is what yours has then these two resi...
by ThomasB
16 May 2020, 02:10
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: SlowMotionServo
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: SlowMotionServo

I would like to implement the equivalent of this library as a plugin ... I didn't see anything obvious in the library that would cause problems for ESPEasy. That is to say, no blocking calls or hard delays. As far as a beginner writing a ESPEasy plugin, I think success will be up to the "beginner."...
by ThomasB
16 May 2020, 00:46
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Design for power supply from source >12V low quiescent current
Replies: 20
Views: 2002

Re: Design for power supply from source >12V low quiescent current

Such pulsating operation is also a good reason to use a linear regulator as the last step to 3.3V Using a linear regulator on the output of the switching regulator is a good idea on traditional switchers. But the MP1584EN runs at about 1MHz. So I find that the ripple (typically <30mV) can be remove...
by ThomasB
16 May 2020, 00:29
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Design for power supply from source >12V low quiescent current
Replies: 20
Views: 2002

Re: Design for power supply from source >12V low quiescent current

They tell "don't use without or with load less than 10% of output rating". Any experience what happens, if the Wemos goes to sleep? That shouldn't be a problem for you. Here is what the MP1584EN data sheet says about no-load conditions: At no load or light load, the converter may operate in pulse s...
by ThomasB
15 May 2020, 23:34
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Garage door opener with OpenHAB
Replies: 8
Views: 1732

Re: Garage door opener with OpenHAB

Funny videos. Oh sure, we're giggling now. But those videos hint how technology will have the last laugh.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
15 May 2020, 20:25
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Design for power supply from source >12V low quiescent current
Replies: 20
Views: 2002

Re: Design for power supply from source >12V low quiescent current

With a Linear LDO you're looking at 2-3 watts dissipation when the ESP is running, so it's going to get hot. Instead, consider a Buck DC-DC switching regulator. For example, I have some Mini MP1584EN Adjustable DC-DC Buck Converter boards that are 250uA quiescent. About $1 on Aliexpress, but even Am...
by ThomasB
15 May 2020, 01:58
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Garage door opener with OpenHAB
Replies: 8
Views: 1732

Re: Garage door opener with OpenHAB

There are built-in safety mechanism provided by all modern garage door openers (invisible light beam, excess force sensing, over-current). But the "worry" issue is the reason why I chose to send an email instead of automatically closing the door. I prefer someone be present when the door is in motio...
by ThomasB
15 May 2020, 01:12
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: [FIXED] Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress
Replies: 20
Views: 2255

Re: Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress

Great to hear you solved the problem. BTW, what is the name of the ESPEasy bin file you loaded into your Wemos D1 Mini that is working? I had to solder the jumper RTS and the Jumper i2C on the bottom of the board together. This was needed to control the board via wemos. Regarding the solder jumpers,...
by ThomasB
14 May 2020, 21:38
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: [FIXED] Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress
Replies: 20
Views: 2255

Re: Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress

I used the http method to send the FORWARD command over network to the board and got the OK message back. Unfortunately the MotorShield plugin responds "OK" to nearly everything, even if the command syntax is wrong or the motorshield board is dead. As a cheap sanity check, please post the exact htt...
by ThomasB
13 May 2020, 20:08
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Webserver HMI/GUI Code Generation Tool?
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Re: Webserver HMI/GUI Code Generation Tool?

That sounds fantastic!

- Thomas
by ThomasB
13 May 2020, 19:36
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Webserver HMI/GUI Code Generation Tool?
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Re: Webserver HMI/GUI Code Generation Tool?

I'm glad you dropped by since you're ESPEasy's web GUI developer. The new interface looks promising. Especially if it gives us total freedom to create our own ESPEasy GUI. But sometimes I don't use ESPEasy. I'm also a ESP8266 / ESP32 user that builds projects with my own firmware. I need to create b...
by ThomasB
13 May 2020, 19:25
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Garage door opener with OpenHAB
Replies: 8
Views: 1732

Re: Garage door opener with OpenHAB

It's great to see ESPEasy applications. They provide inspiration. I'll share an idea you might like to add to your project: My garage door has a very similar solution using an Insteon I/O module. And I use OpenHab too. I added an OpenHab rule that checks to see if the garage door is still open late ...
by ThomasB
13 May 2020, 19:07
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Webserver HMI/GUI Code Generation Tool?
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Webserver HMI/GUI Code Generation Tool?

One of the features of ESPEasy is that we can upload custom web pages to SPIFFS. And any ESP8266/ESP32 project can act as a web server as well. It is a nice way to create a HMI GUI for our home automation projects. Especially since there are times I want to host the web page on the device, not host ...
by ThomasB
13 May 2020, 18:15
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Problem with SendToHTTP
Replies: 22
Views: 3140

Re: Problem with SendToHTTP

I checked and the login name: admin is lower case, and the password I am using is lower case with a few numbers. Only part of the web string which has upper case is ...[the path] If you review the logs from the OP, his path string remained unchanged. So that optimistically suggests you might be abl...
by ThomasB
13 May 2020, 05:26
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Problem with SendToHTTP
Replies: 22
Views: 3140

Re: Problem with SendToHTTP

Any further ideas on above appreciated The OP's SendToHTTP statement did not work because the rules parser coverts the statement to lower case letters. That caused the OP's mixed-case password credentials to fail. I see that your example HTTP URL has some uppercase in it: http://admin:12345678@192....
by ThomasB
12 May 2020, 22:58
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Wemos D1-Mini USB connection issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: Wemos D1-Mini USB connection issues

Interesting solution. Your 5V conversion should also change the V3 pin, per the data sheet. Why? The CH340 chip supports 3.3V VCC if the "V3" pin is also connected to 3.3V. When using 5V VCC, the V3 pin must be only connected to a .1uF cap (V3 is not connected to VCC). ch340-1.jpg ch340-2.jpg - Thomas
by ThomasB
11 May 2020, 03:55
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: [FIXED] Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress
Replies: 20
Views: 2255

Re: Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress

Here's instructions on how to use the Wemos D1 for programming the MotorShield (instead of USB-TTL).
https://github.com/thomasfredericks/wemos_motor_shield

- Thomas
by ThomasB
10 May 2020, 00:20
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: [FIXED] Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress
Replies: 20
Views: 2255

Re: Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress

yes i already know that, but i can´t flash the firmware, whenever the USB2TTL programmer doesn´t recogize the motor shield. The ST-Link programmer has been reported to work better than USB programming. Some say it is because of the chance of using an incompatiabe UBS-TTL dongle. but mine has no i2c...
by ThomasB
09 May 2020, 19:14
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: [FIXED] Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress
Replies: 20
Views: 2255

Re: Wemos MotorShield V1.0 NO i2c-adress

Now I'm thinking about to buy a ST Link programmer to flash the STM32 with a new firmware. That sounds like a reasonable idea. If you purchased all the non-functional boards from the same supplier then maybe they are missing firmware. Regardless, the original firmware is buggy. So you should reflas...
by ThomasB
09 May 2020, 18:32
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Level control Led
Replies: 3
Views: 1719

Re: Level control Led

... the level control on gipo16 also switch between 0 and 1, but the output voltage on gipo 16 pin is - 2.5V to 2.5v and not 0V to 5V. Why is it like this? The GPIO Pin's Logic High output voltage is approximately 3.3V, not 5V. If you require 5V output then you'll need additional circuitry, such as...
by ThomasB
07 May 2020, 19:27
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Problem with new Sonoff S20
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Problem with new Sonoff S20

I think there's a way for me to contribute a donation to this effort. Kindly let me know the best way to do that.
The two main developers (TD-er & Grovkillen) appreciate donations. Here are their links:
https://www.patreon.com/GrovkillenTDer
Or
http://ko-fi.com/GrovkillenTDer

- Thomas
by ThomasB
07 May 2020, 17:27
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Problem with new Sonoff S20
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Problem with new Sonoff S20

Instead of loading the special [2step_UploaderMega] bin you should flash with a [Normal] bin. For an example, see the file name I provided in my previous post. To see the boot messages you'll need to use a serial serial terminal, as mentioned earlier. These messages will help confirm the board is bo...
by ThomasB
05 May 2020, 00:54
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Problem with new Sonoff S20
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Problem with new Sonoff S20

... would you be so kind as to elaborate on how I use a serial log to check the status of the S20? A serial terminal program and your FTDI adapter is needed for serial port debugging. I use PuTTY, but feel free to use your favorite terminal program. Serial port = 115.2K baud, 8 bit, 1 stop, No pari...
by ThomasB
04 May 2020, 23:15
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Firmware update resulted in 'Generic HTTP Controller' issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1799

Re: Firmware update resulted in 'Generic HTTP Controller' issue

I found that this bug was reported and a fix was released on builds after Feb 21:
https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/issues/2878

If the latest Mega build does not work for you then I recommend opening the issue on GitHub.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
04 May 2020, 21:15
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Problem with new Sonoff S20
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Problem with new Sonoff S20

The flashes were all successful, but when I plug in the S20, it's dead. (Pressing and holding down the button whilst plugging it in.) I get no ESP network, nor do any lights on the device flash. Do NOT press and hold the button when plugging it in. The special button-press operation is reserved for...