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by Wookbert
12 Apr 2021, 13:41
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Voltage-based trigger on Wemos D1/ESP8266 – How?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Voltage-based trigger on Wemos D1/ESP8266 – How?

Fully aware of the metal shielding issue. All in all it looks like a viable option, powering the microwave sensor from my shown Hi-Link/Wemos board. Only slightly worried that the 5.8 GHz microwave creates interferences with the WiFi. Would be cool if there’s an experienced electronic engineer in th...
by Wookbert
12 Apr 2021, 01:22
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Voltage-based trigger on Wemos D1/ESP8266 – How?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Voltage-based trigger on Wemos D1/ESP8266 – How?

Perhaps I simply turn things around, and use the 5V as supplied from my shown In-Wall PSU Board to drive the Microwave Sensor Switch (and don't use the mains thereof), presuming that the sensor runs on plain 5V, and not 5V/12V mixed. The Hi-Link PSU is strong enough. Just need to take a close look a...
by Wookbert
11 Apr 2021, 22:29
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Voltage-based trigger on Wemos D1/ESP8266 – How?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Voltage-based trigger on Wemos D1/ESP8266 – How?

So there is no direct way to „measure“ the 5V switch would pull the relay? (I read something about measuring voltage on Pin A0 here , but perhaps I'm misunderstanding this). Optocoupler is one alternative, another one to replace the mechanical relays with a 5V solid state relay (also cheap; too bad ...
by Wookbert
11 Apr 2021, 13:42
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Voltage-based trigger on Wemos D1/ESP8266 – How?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Voltage-based trigger on Wemos D1/ESP8266 – How?

I want to trigger a Wemos D1 mini using one of these cheap 5.8 GHz Microwave Motion Detector Switches . (Advantage over the super-cheap RCWL-0516 Microwave Sensor is that a) I can steal power to drive the ESP8266 and b) comes with DIP switches for easy adjustment of range and lux). Instead of trigge...
by Wookbert
31 Jan 2021, 10:13
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Assembling own selection of Plug-Ins — Compilation via platformio required?
Replies: 7
Views: 2193

Re: Assembling own selection of Plug-Ins — Compilation via platformio required?

What TD-er is hinting at is that he started work on a feature where you select the plugins you want on a website, some sanity checks are done, the server builds a bin for you (using caching, so if someone else made the same selection, no build would be needed) and you can download the bin file once...
by Wookbert
31 Jan 2021, 04:35
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Assembling own selection of Plug-Ins — Compilation via platformio required?
Replies: 7
Views: 2193

Re: Assembling own selection of Plug-Ins — Compilation via platformio required?

A basic improvement would be if one could upload the plug-ins in the Web UI via binary files which one has downloaded from github beforehand. The killer implementation would be if the Web UI gets a list of all available plug-ins (w/ version numbers) from the official letcontrolit.com Server (which p...
by Wookbert
30 Jan 2021, 11:22
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Assembling own selection of Plug-Ins — Compilation via platformio required?
Replies: 7
Views: 2193

Assembling own selection of Plug-Ins — Compilation via platformio required?

I'm quite new to ESPEasy and need to combine the Plug-Ins Ser2Net, Infrared TX and others for use on an 4M ESP8266 (Wemos D1 mini). Unfortunately this Plug-In combination doesn't come pre-packed. Do I understand it correctly that adding plug-in always requires compiling a new firmware file using Pla...
by Wookbert
21 Jan 2021, 19:34
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?
Replies: 11
Views: 7046

Re: NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?

FYI, here is the serial protocol of my BenQ W-1070+ (same protocol across all printer).

The W-1070+ has a 9-pin D-Sub as described on p. 4. Serial commands are ASCII and on p. 8.
by Wookbert
19 Jan 2021, 04:06
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?
Replies: 11
Views: 7046

Re: NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?

I've meanwhile figured out — don't forget I'm still a NOOB — how the IR part works: ESPEasy IR Setup.png By sending e.g http://10.0.1.88/control?cmd=IRSEND,NEC,10EF58A7 I can increase the volume of my nearby Logitech Z5500 surround system. So far, so good. I've also received a couple of those MAX323...
by Wookbert
02 Dec 2020, 22:00
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?
Replies: 11
Views: 7046

Re: NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?

Am I correct, that regardless whether I use SW or HW serial, that if I need a proper RS232, I'll need a RS232-TTL board, like discussed here?

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by Wookbert
02 Dec 2020, 16:13
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?
Replies: 11
Views: 7046

Re: NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?

Oh, I’ve just realized that I might have created some confusion: I actually have no intention to send commands via IR and RS232 at the exact same time . Sorry for the misleading Topic title. I only want to use the same Wemos D1 mini, to be able to send commands both via IR and RS232, but not in para...
by Wookbert
01 Dec 2020, 13:26
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: ESPEasy on Sonoff D1 Dimmer?
Replies: 3
Views: 6044

Re: ESPEasy on Sonoff D1 Dimmer?

@TD-er: Is there a plan/roadmap to add support for this Sonoff D1 Dimmer?
by Wookbert
01 Dec 2020, 02:01
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: ESPEasy on Sonoff D1 Dimmer?
Replies: 3
Views: 6044

ESPEasy on Sonoff D1 Dimmer?

I've purchased this Sonoff D1 Dimmer out of curiosity, but of course don't want to use any chinese software/server. So the question is, if and how this device can be flashed with ESPEasy, so it can be controlled with http commands?

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by Wookbert
01 Dec 2020, 01:50
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?
Replies: 11
Views: 7046

Re: NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?

The interrupts on the Software Serial leads to which problem exactly? Delayed execution (how man ms in worst case?) or no execution (missed commands)?
by Wookbert
27 Nov 2020, 21:33
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?
Replies: 11
Views: 7046

Re: NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?

Sorry, but I really have almost no knowledge on this whole stuff: What’s the difference? Software Serial uses some of the GPIO pins and emulates the serial protocol in Software, while Hardware Serial uses the UART pins (which has what kind of downsides/consequences?)
by Wookbert
27 Nov 2020, 21:01
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?
Replies: 11
Views: 7046

NOOB Question: ESPEasy Infrared Remote and Serial RS232 controller at the same time?

Sorry for the question, but I'm pretty new to ESPEasy: I have a Benq W1070+ projector which I'd like to turn on and off via RS232, and a Logitech Z-5500 which I need to control via Infrared (for which I've purchased the Wemos IR shield). Is it possible to do both with a single ESPEasy unit on a Wemo...
by Wookbert
27 Nov 2020, 20:24
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?
Replies: 14
Views: 6271

Re: ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?

I hesitate installing WiFi repeaters. Not because of the purchase cost, but the power consumption: Electricity is insanely expensive in Germany these days. Depending on the city one lives in green power can be EUR 0,27/kWh and more. Many small consumers quickly add up (that's why I'm so eager about ...
by Wookbert
27 Nov 2020, 19:41
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?
Replies: 14
Views: 6271

Re: ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?

I've disabled CPU Eco mode and forced Wifi B/G, but it didn't improve reachability. In the rare cases when I got a connection, the signal was -82dBm and worse (that the Wemos D1 mini with printed trace antenna). Today the above shown Wemos D1 mini with ceramic antenna and optional external antenna a...
by Wookbert
23 Nov 2020, 11:29
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?
Replies: 14
Views: 6271

Re: ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?

Thank you. As said above I'm a NOOB to ESPEasy. If the device is well within Wifi range, I haven't noticed any delays yet. Was the ESPEasy unit in your pin results within good reach to the Wifi router? My worries regarding the CPU Eco Mode only relate to the mentioned EPSEasy relay switch which has ...
by Wookbert
23 Nov 2020, 01:34
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?
Replies: 14
Views: 6271

Re: ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?

Thank you again. While I have you attention: Does the CPU Eco mode have any negative impact on Wifi reachability? It really lowers power consumption significantly, from something 0.7 Watt to 0.25 Watt idle on a Wemos D1 mini on an Hi-Link 5 Volt PSU, according to my measurements. Sounds little but a...
by Wookbert
22 Nov 2020, 23:11
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?
Replies: 14
Views: 6271

Re: ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?

On the image you can see a small 0 Ohm resistor near the antenna connector. The default orientation is to connect it to the "ceramic antenna". If you try to use the small IPEX connector for an external antenna, make sure to also remove that resistor and short the pads pointing to the IPEX...
by Wookbert
22 Nov 2020, 20:46
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Controller publishing status change only after certain time has passed?
Replies: 3
Views: 4468

Re: Controller publishing status change only after certain time has passed?

I forgot to mention, that I'm a NOOB, so I need a bit more detailed explanation on these suggestions (but will also search the EPSEasy Wiki on myself, in case you understandably aren't eager to explain).
by Wookbert
22 Nov 2020, 20:09
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Controller publishing status change only after certain time has passed?
Replies: 3
Views: 4468

Controller publishing status change only after certain time has passed?

Situation as follows: Microwave motion sensor based switch on Wemos D1 running ESPEasy. Sensor (model HB-100-X) currently ultra-nervous, so On-Off-On-On-On-Off-On-... in fractions of a second (needs some research and hardware tweaking). ESPEasy publishes accordingly nervous the switch state to my Ho...
by Wookbert
22 Nov 2020, 19:41
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?
Replies: 14
Views: 6271

Re: ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?

Excellent, 👍🏻 thumbs up!

Saw that the D1 mini now’s available on AliExpress with antenna connector. Ordered a few these days and waiting for them to arrive.


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by Wookbert
22 Nov 2020, 19:09
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?
Replies: 14
Views: 6271

ESPEasy: Extending Wifi range through data routing between multiple ESPEasy units?

NOOB question: Can the ESP8266 (Wemos D1 Mini 4MB) running ESPEasy set up so it re-transmits commands/data from one unit to another, and thus extend the Wifi range? My problem: I have a Wemos D1 mini 4 MB with relay shield which has an unreliable Wifi connection to my router. My plan B is to mod the...