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by Drum
25 Jan 2019, 14:19
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Does anyone use QNAP's QIoT together with ESPEasy?
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Does anyone use QNAP's QIoT together with ESPEasy?

While I do use a Raspberry Pi for testing, they are a bit limited. I find Linux on an old laptop makes a much better production environment.
However I also have plans for several Raspberry pi powered devices, Touch screen controllers, remote displays and network music players.
by Drum
27 Dec 2018, 12:17
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Does anyone use QNAP's QIoT together with ESPEasy?
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Does anyone use QNAP's QIoT together with ESPEasy?

Hi, Some people on the Node-Red Discourse forum have used the Docker container to run Node-RED and MQTT on a QNAP. https://discourse.nodered.org/t/anyone-using-docker/4208 Unfortunately my version of QNAP NAS doesn't support Docker - hiss, boo. Fortunately both run very well on a Raspberry Pi 3 whi...
by Drum
10 Dec 2018, 23:28
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Does anyone use QNAP's QIoT together with ESPEasy?
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Does anyone use QNAP's QIoT together with ESPEasy?

I did a little testing a couple of months ago but got really annoyed. Things kept disappearing. I had to do some weird things to get it to receive Mqtt (I only have sensors running these days) then the next day it all was gone. After it did this a couple of times I stopped. Will try later, I want to...
by Drum
10 Dec 2018, 09:29
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: esp adaptor board?
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: esp adaptor board?

I am not aware if any official schematics and have seen several different versions of these, the ones I purchased have pads for an 1117 type voltage regulator which I would never use. You can see the traces under the white paint pretty easily, make your own schematic and be sure it is correct for th...
by Drum
20 Nov 2018, 15:12
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: OLED Scrolling Display
Replies: 122
Views: 70381

Re: OLED Scrolling Display

According to send string text to an oled Display. Isn't it possible to set variables that translate the value of mqtt. E.g. if Window state=0 set variable %Window to closed? I'm new in using an esp8266 but maybe this works?!? According to post #44 in this thread, no. Maybe with a dummy device or a ...
by Drum
20 Nov 2018, 14:55
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: How to erase the NodeMCU from settings
Replies: 4
Views: 3544

Re: How to erase the NodeMCU from settings

That is really weird. I have used this method several times when something gets stuck. Never had any problem.
by Drum
15 Nov 2018, 22:47
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: mqtt event logging?
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: mqtt event logging?

I am using Mosquitto to NodeRed to SQLite. I used a script from Pete Scargill - tech.scargill.net Developed mostly for RaspberryPI with probably more than you want or need, but I suspect you are able to figure out most of what the script is doing and use parts for what you need. NodeRed has a learni...
by Drum
13 Sep 2018, 12:53
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Sensair S8
Replies: 83
Views: 8080

Re: Sensair S8

I would get the deepsleep and settings configured and working perfect on mains before trying battery power. Less variables to troubleshoot makes life easier. One thing I saw on the date sheet was "Response time - 2 minutes by 90%" Grovkillen, could you explain what this means and do you know how lon...
by Drum
14 Aug 2018, 18:27
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: ESP32 Boards working listing (Yes/No)
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Re: ESP32 Boards working listing (Yes/No)

Is it an ESP8266 or ESP32? I have not seen any commercial ESP8266/32/8285 with solar power yet.

can you post a picture?
by Drum
09 Aug 2018, 12:25
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Writing to InfluxDB from HTTP Advanced controller?
Replies: 18
Views: 2802

Re: Writing to InfluxDB from HTTP Advanced controller?

This is the default test db table where everything gets posted. There are other tables for more specific data
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by Drum
09 Aug 2018, 12:23
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Writing to InfluxDB from HTTP Advanced controller?
Replies: 18
Views: 2802

Re: Writing to InfluxDB from HTTP Advanced controller?

I use a function to split the MQTT (openhab) message and post to SQlite I assume you can do something similar with any db The DB has a auto number key field, datatime, unit, sensor, valname,value var tokens = msg.topic.split("/"); var dest = tokens[tokens.length-1]; msg.topic = "INSERT INTO esptest2...
by Drum
05 Aug 2018, 22:48
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: nodemcu on battery
Replies: 25
Views: 3327

Re: nodemcu on battery

Add a solar cell and appropriate charging / protection circuit and it should run indefinitely.
I have a similar setup which just keeps on running.
by Drum
05 Aug 2018, 22:30
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Water flow sensor YF-S201C
Replies: 19
Views: 2121

Re: Water flow sensor YF-S201C

something like this might work
https://www.adafruit.com/product/464

If there is a chance of an overflow (pump on too long) I suggest a tried and true analog automatic shut off float switch.
by Drum
11 Jul 2018, 19:56
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: STM32 boards
Replies: 66
Views: 11607

Re: STM32 boards

Yes, and I have it running with syslog set to debug, but it is not what I see on "Screen". Is it possible the I (3063) system_api: Base MAC address is not set, read default base MAC address from BLK0 of EFUSE I (3073) system_api: Base MAC address is not set, read default base MAC address from BLK0 o...
by Drum
11 Jul 2018, 17:11
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: STM32 boards
Replies: 66
Views: 11607

Re: STM32 boards

I am still getting
I (3063) system_api: Base MAC address is not set, read default base MAC address from BLK0 of EFUSE
I (3073) system_api: Base MAC address is not set, read default base MAC address from BLK0 of EFUS

How can I get the log without being connected to the computer?

Thanks
by Drum
11 Jul 2018, 17:10
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: STM32 boards
Replies: 66
Views: 11607

Re: STM32 boards

Here is the log after updating to the latest version The LoPy works much better with an antenna attached ;) rst:0x10 (RTCWDT_RTC_RESET),boot:0x13 (SPI_FAST_FLASH_BOOT) configsip: 0, SPIWP:0xee clk_drv:0x00,q_drv:0x00,d_drv:0x00,cs0_drv:0x00,hd_drv:0x00,wp_drv:0x00 mode:DIO, clock div:2 load:0x3fff00...
by Drum
11 Jul 2018, 14:55
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: STM32 boards
Replies: 66
Views: 11607

Re: STM32 boards

Well it is a ESP32 based LoPy. Power is coming from the computer, but that could be part of the problem. I will see if I can figure out how fix that and get a copy of the log file.

I just got a couple of ESP32 Nano boards I will try it on too..
by Drum
13 Jun 2018, 12:12
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Problem | Control DeepSleep duration with sensors connected
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: Problem | Control DeepSleep duration with sensors connected

That is interesting, I have several setup to do this with no issue, various boards and chips(8266 and 8285). When you say the Latest version, which version is that? What is the power supply circuit? The first suggestion is to use a known power supply, 5v 1A with a 3.3V voltage regulator. You can get...
by Drum
03 Jun 2018, 23:08
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: STM32 boards
Replies: 66
Views: 11607

Re: STM32 boards

I (2715) system_api: Base MAC address is not set, read default base MAC address from BLK0 of EFUSE
I (2725) system_api: Base MAC address is not set, read default base MAC address from BLK0 of EFUSE

This is all I get consistently today.
by Drum
21 May 2018, 19:24
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: STM32 boards
Replies: 66
Views: 11607

Re: STM32 boards

No Idea. I only have 1 and I have not been able to get it to work yet. It may work in mine, I just have not spent a lot of time on it.

You have to remember uPyEasy is still in beta and is not perfect on anything yet. Los of potential but it's not there yet.
by Drum
21 May 2018, 17:55
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: STM32 boards
Replies: 66
Views: 11607

Re: STM32 boards

I gave the LoPy a try, the 2048 version loads and runs. I need to play with it more, but it appears to have issue keeping the AP information but that could be me not doing something correctly.. There were some other errors, something about MAC address not set, but that could be the LoPy comm module....
by Drum
21 May 2018, 10:48
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: STM32 boards
Replies: 66
Views: 11607

Re: STM32 boards. How to determine which boards will work

Difficult to see in this forum topic which board specs will and won’t work. Ie. memory required for code, etc. Will this board work? STM32 ARM Mini System - 72Mhz https://www.robotics.org.za/6970622930693 And the pycom lopy? https://www.robotics.org.za/AF3339 I totally forgot the Lopy was ESP32. Si...
by Drum
18 May 2018, 15:07
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESPEasy/Relay/Switch boolean value required instead binary
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: ESPEasy/Relay/Switch boolean value required instead binary

Have to look at iOBroker, looks interesting. Have you tried using rules? It is an interesting issue as software generally uses boolean value of 1/0 for true/false. I assume iOBroker is sending / receiving MQTT messages? You can probably change the plugin to use whatever iOBroker needs, but for sendi...
by Drum
17 May 2018, 14:12
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Chicken door
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Re: Chicken door

And i didnt want to behead the chickens :) Having raised chickens, I don't think the plastic door is heavy enough for that, but I would not put it past a chicken to put their head in the door as it closes. ;) They are not the brightest of animals. Years ago we had a TV with automatic doors which op...
by Drum
14 May 2018, 19:20
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Writing to InfluxDB from HTTP Advanced controller?
Replies: 18
Views: 2802

Re: Writing to InfluxDB from HTTP Advanced controller?

I took the easy way out, ESP to Node-red to Sqlite on a RaspberryPi using MQTT.

Working on adding SQL Server (MariaDB) on a Qnap Nas. It is pretty easy to send things multiple places with Node-red.
by Drum
14 May 2018, 15:09
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 9750

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

If I understand correctly, you have a 15 meter wire from a GPIO on the wemos going to the rain bucket and another from the other terminal on the rain bucket to wemos ground? Which rain bucket are you using? 1. GPIO 0 is used for programming so probably not a good idea to use for this application. Tr...
by Drum
14 May 2018, 10:49
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 9750

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

Can you post a schematic? I suspect a short or maybe wind tripping it, but without knowing more it is impossible to know. The Optocupler should eliminate any noise issue I would think. It takes more than a little noise to trigger it, it takes 5V. Someone with more electrical engineering experience c...
by Drum
01 May 2018, 12:28
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 9750

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

Hard to say exactly what the coating is I can check the bottle but it is supposed to be a conformational coating.

I need to lok at the board again but it is a bmp280 which is not rated for 100% humidity which I think I am getting when dropping air temps cause condensation.
by Drum
30 Apr 2018, 15:57
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 9750

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

What sort of enclosure are housing the sensors in? What sort of climate are your sensors in? (I assume quite humid) They are outside, inside a small plastic bottle with 2 small holes for some air flow, which is inside a plastic solar shield which is about 2 meters above the ground in my garden. In ...
by Drum
29 Apr 2018, 10:30
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter
Replies: 30
Views: 9750

Re: Tipping bucket rain gauge -> Pulse counter

I am using adafruit feather boards for things which need to run all the time. They are small and have a good lipo system integrated. They also have a good variety of add-on boards I can order from mouser for less than amazon. They are a little more expensive but I have never had problems with adafru...
by Drum
19 Apr 2018, 14:30
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Rain gauge for WU
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Rain gauge for WU

From my understanding you need to send the following EVERY 5 MINUTES 1. Rainfall over the last 60 minutes. 2. Accumulated rainfall since 00:00 Not sure this is possible in ESPEasy. The second should not be too much of a problem, I think, but I have never tried. The first is a problem because without...
by Drum
18 Apr 2018, 20:29
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Soil moisture
Replies: 13
Views: 2992

Re: Soil moisture

From my understanding, the soil moisture sensor you have shown does not last very long in use. There are a couple of capacitive soil moisture sensors which should work longer if you can keep them sealed from moisture. Their accuracy is very dependent on a stable voltage https://www.dfrobot.com/produ...
by Drum
18 Apr 2018, 20:09
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Rain gauge for WU
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Rain gauge for WU

I do not know if this is possible in the rules, but I was able to do this in node red fairly easily. I was not trying to upload to WU, just to a local sqlite database.
by Drum
09 Apr 2018, 11:31
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: Running uPyEasy from a SD Card
Replies: 7
Views: 1691

Re: Running uPyEasy from a SD Card

Having the extra storage still opens a lot of very cool possibilities, especially for displaying information in stored templates, almost endless functional menus on touch displays.... Maybe it is possible to put some larger parts of the firmware, like more complex plugins on the SD Card or boot from...
by Drum
23 Mar 2018, 15:23
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Advice needed for plugin INA3221
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Re: Advice needed for plugin INA3221

Well if you are using a INA3221 which plugin are you using? To my knowledge there is no plugin which will work for an IN3221. All the supported devices should be listed here: https://www.letscontrolit.com/wiki/index.php/Devices There are also some experimental plugins in github, but I I don't see on...
by Drum
17 Feb 2018, 19:45
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Longer Range?
Replies: 13
Views: 2743

Re: Longer Range?

I have used them at over 100 meters with an external AP for a while then a AP in a window after the outdoor unit died.
by Drum
06 Jan 2018, 13:51
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: ESP32 boards
Replies: 277
Views: 40433

Re: ESP32 boards

Just checked the espressif site to see if they have anything new and saw this http://espressif.com/en/media_overview/news/esp32-design-contest-2018 Looks like a new dev board and esp32 chip I have not seen yet. Of course the oppertunity to get a dev board free is a nice option. I have not read the ...
by Drum
06 Jan 2018, 12:19
Forum: uPyEasy: Hardware
Topic: ESP32 boards
Replies: 277
Views: 40433

Re: ESP32 boards

Just checked the espressif site to see if they have anything new and saw this http://espressif.com/en/media_overview/news/esp32-design-contest-2018 Looks like a new dev board and esp32 chip I have not seen yet. Of course the oppertunity to get a dev board free is a nice option. I have not read the f...
by Drum
21 Dec 2017, 20:02
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: NTP time-out too short?
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Re: NTP time-out too short?

Hello, this problem never occured here.. But: I have my own NTP server running on my home controller box. As linux usually has its own NTP daemon running anyways (or it can be installed easily if not) I use it to get internet time plus my own radio clock receiver together and distribute this to all...
by Drum
21 Dec 2017, 19:47
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Support for digital potentiometer
Replies: 13
Views: 1528

Re: Support for digital potentiometer

Your best bet is to try yourself. I don't know how well spi works at this point, I think there is at least one supported spi device but you would have to do some reading. Most people tend to work on what devices they have. If it was I2C someone might be able to put something together without having ...
by Drum
27 Nov 2017, 18:47
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: deep sleep condition
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Re: deep sleep condition

I don't think so, check the wiki.
If you tell the list what you want to do, someone may have another idea of how to accomplish it.
by Drum
27 Nov 2017, 01:55
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply for ESP ??
Replies: 35
Views: 7505

Re: Solar Power Supply for ESP ??

It looks really interesting. I have never seen it. Most of the solar circuits I have seen are as low cost (and low piwer) as possible. It would require a plugin for the battery level feature. For me it is not great because I would have to use a breakout. The chip package looks like it would need an ...
by Drum
25 Nov 2017, 10:55
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Feature Request collection/list
Replies: 197
Views: 71858

Re: Feature Request collection/list

Feature request - sensor values on main page I have 12 espeasy devices in and around the house and I would like to have the readings on main page because I would like to be able to just click on the listed unit's name and see the values on that device without navigating to devices page. If this is ...
by Drum
14 Nov 2017, 16:43
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: In the past ~5 months I have changed the AM2302 twice
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Re: In the past ~5 months I have changed the AM2302 twice

Condensation might be an Issue. Per spec sheet: Step one: Keep the AM2302 sensor at condition of Temperature 50~60Celsius, humidity <10%RH for 2 hours; Step two: After step one, keep the AM2302 sensor at condition of Temperature 20~30Celsius, humidity >70%RH for 5 hours. I need to look at some of th...
by Drum
13 Nov 2017, 23:08
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Two I2C devices with same address
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Two I2C devices with same address

Sometimes the best solution is to use a separate unit.
by Drum
09 Nov 2017, 14:57
Forum: uPyEasy: General Discussion
Topic: uPyEasy
Replies: 130
Views: 39068

Re: uPyEasy

I would love to try the ESP32 image. ;)
by Drum
03 Nov 2017, 18:35
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply for ESP ??
Replies: 35
Views: 7505

Re: Solar Power Supply for ESP ??

I checked by putting usb power on board and in fact it gives me nearly always around 4V which is above ESP specs but I intended to plug that power to the USB port of ESP so it should be ok no ? Module I use is exactly the one you indicate !! Thanks The USB port of ESP8266? This would be a ESP8266 D...
by Drum
01 Nov 2017, 17:43
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: 0.96 oled SPI configuration
Replies: 11
Views: 3138

Re: 0.96 oled SPI configuration

I do know the ESP8266 will support SPI displays. I have a adafruit 2.4 inch TFT featherwing and it works with the examples provided. Getting it to wok on ESPEasy is another thing all together. I have been working on it, but I am not sure if this is possible for me. Time will tell....