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by Drum
13 Feb 2020, 14:59
Forum: uPyEasy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Raspberry pi 4 to NAS
Replies: 2
Views: 4401

Re: Raspberry pi 4 to NAS

There are many raspberry pi nas projects on the internet, but maybe not specifically for the pi 4 as it is the same as the others for that application.

In any case this form does not have much to do with the raspberry pi platform.
by Drum
26 Dec 2019, 20:22
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Collect data from ESP on SD card in router
Replies: 7
Views: 9573

Re: Collect data from ESP on SD card in router

I have used the Raspberry pi - Mosquito - NodeRed - Sqlite (and Pihole) setup for a good 3 years, never had any problems with improper shutdown due to power outage (We do have frequent power outages). I only have sandisk or samsung SD cards, so that is what is in my Pis. I did replace the card once,...
by Drum
26 Dec 2019, 19:47
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: dosing pump for fish tank
Replies: 7
Views: 11529

Re: dosing pump for fish tank

I use one of these... https://www.amazon.de/dp/B008FLG9W4/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=dosierpumpe&qid=1577385342&rnid=1703609031&s=pet-supplies&sr=1-5 While it is nice to be able to make things for myself, sometimes purpose made products are cheaper, more reliable and look better. I could use multiple pumps...
by Drum
20 Dec 2019, 19:56
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: WARNING: Potential ESP brick issue with deepsleep!!
Replies: 41
Views: 33685

Re: WARNING: Potential ESP brick issue with deepsleep!!

By the way 1 is still working, although with the short days and lack of sun is not running today (would be better if it changed it back to 10 minute deep sleep). The other one, I did something (can not remember exactly what I did) but I think it just needs a reflash, but just have not tried yet. Now...
by Drum
15 Nov 2019, 17:47
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: need help with OTA update
Replies: 4
Views: 4379

Re: need help with OTA update

The "main" page when you connect to it should tell you which version, in the build line. It looks like an ESP-01, I do not remember when but at one point they no linger could do OTA because the firmware was too big. It looks like that happened at 120. Out of curiosity, why are you trying to upgrade?...
by Drum
15 Nov 2019, 17:07
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: mega-20190630, DS18b20: Wrong temp
Replies: 21
Views: 7073

Re: mega-20190630, DS18b20: Wrong temp

One other thing to check, I have several of those DS18b20 on a long cable with stainless steel tip and the specs say they have a 4.7k resister between power and data. I may not be reading the data sheet for the DS18B20 correctly but I think it is required, but I could be wrong, I have never used the...
by Drum
15 Nov 2019, 16:21
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Unknown Modul
Replies: 4
Views: 4893

Re: Unknown Modul

I assume it is a limited run custom module, probably no way to do much else with it. I expect you would have to contact MV to find out, and then how much effort do you want to put into something of very limited supply. There are lots of really inexpensive modules (like ESPs) with extensive developme...
by Drum
12 Nov 2019, 23:45
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Unknown Modul
Replies: 4
Views: 4893

Re: Unknown Modul

http://mvsilicon.com/pro/qic.html shows what looks like their current products. (you might want Google site translate) Most appear to be audio related. Not sure what that chip is, if the cover had anything on it that is probably a better clue. I am guessing a ARM processor but nothing on their site ...
by Drum
02 Nov 2019, 15:25
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 219
Views: 70763

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Just out of curiosity, are the devices consistent, rebooting at similar times or are they all over the place? Have you tried a control with something like the old stable V120?
Do you have a syslog server you can send everything to see what is happening?
by Drum
02 Nov 2019, 15:03
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Analog soil sensor
Replies: 8
Views: 5427

Re: Analog soil sensor

I could be wrong here, if the value is 100 for dry and 0 for water, could the formula not do something like 100 - value? 100 become 0 and 0 becomes 100

By the way which sensor is it? I am always looking for a better soil moisture sensor.
by Drum
02 Nov 2019, 14:54
Forum: uPyEasy: General Discussion
Topic: User manuals or documentation?
Replies: 1
Views: 2830

Re: User manuals or documentation?

Off the top of my head, take a look at this
https://github.com/letscontrolit/uPyEasy
by Drum
22 Oct 2019, 15:21
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Publishing event
Replies: 6
Views: 5332

Re: Publishing event

Okay, I looked for something on that but did not see anything in the Readthedocs, but I have not figured out the structure yet, and the note seemed to discourage changing. It works, Thank you, I am just used to "none" taking care of that one. Whatever works is good with me! This is my first install ...
by Drum
22 Oct 2019, 15:00
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Publishing event
Replies: 6
Views: 5332

Re: Publishing event

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by Drum
22 Oct 2019, 13:48
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Publishing event
Replies: 6
Views: 5332

Publishing event

I expect this has been brought up, I am probably searching for the wrong terms. I can post from a rule and from an event to MQTT, but I setup an event to publish "uptime" and it sends 4 uptime messages, 1 with the actual value and 3 with 0.00. Which is how it appears in the serial console (below) Pu...
by Drum
20 Oct 2019, 11:27
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESP 8266 + 2x INA219 up to 15amp
Replies: 4
Views: 11783

Re: ESP 8266 + 2x INA219 up to 15amp

Here is another good place to look, they document things really well and have a forum for questions. The software you can probably figure out from the arduino code in the docs, but the hardware would be in the forum or you would have to ask and perhaps they can tell you if the design can handle 19A ...
by Drum
20 Oct 2019, 05:14
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: No wakeup after complete discharge of the batteries
Replies: 19
Views: 10961

Re: No wakeup after complete discharge of the batteries

Something like this might be easier. Reading the thread reminded me it is on my to do list. I currently use a simple one which shuts down the voltage regulator when the battery voltage gets too low. Originally I set it to shut down the voltage regulator when the vr output was too low... :o https://w...
by Drum
20 Oct 2019, 04:03
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Solar Power Supply
Replies: 87
Views: 28069

Re: Solar Power Supply

Have a look at this https://www.adafruit.com/product/390 This will maximize charging with a bit more circuitry and a big capacitor. They use the cap to "stabilize" the power from the solar cell. From what I can tell when the output from solar is below optimal, it charges and drains the cap to charge...
by Drum
18 Oct 2019, 16:36
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Custom build error VS-code and atom
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

Re: Custom build error VS-code and atom

Issue opened... I understand the need but I started to have flashbacks of completing Italian Government forms... By the way, I tried the build on the windows install and I had the same problem. The first build failed sooner with what appeared to be permission errors, see below. They do not show up o...
by Drum
18 Oct 2019, 13:44
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Custom build error VS-code and atom
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

Re: Custom build error VS-code and atom

The only modifications I have made are to platformio.py to comment out the duplicated ESP32 section at line 501. Other than that I can not see anything open that would affect those directories. It is really weird because the same without VCC worked no problem. I just ran it again and I get different...
by Drum
18 Oct 2019, 12:47
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Custom build error VS-code and atom
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

Re: Custom build error VS-code and atom

Interesting, last night it failed, today it completes with warnings (I think that is what the yellow ones are) My mistake apparenntly it was the env: test _ESP8266_4M_VCC I tried as that one fails with the errors I remember. See below: *** [.pio/build/test_ESP8266_4M_VCC/lib6ae] /home/drum/ESPEasy/....
by Drum
18 Oct 2019, 00:29
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Custom build error VS-code and atom
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

Re: Custom build error VS-code and atom

I just uninstalled and reinstalled Python 2.7.16 to verify and it does not have the option to set path in the installer. I do remember selecting that option on one of the many tries and it had the same error. I have it working on Linux now, and it is building as long as I do not build env:normal_ESP...
by Drum
17 Oct 2019, 22:03
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Custom build error VS-code and atom
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

Re: Custom build error VS-code and atom

TD-er, I figured out the problem I was having with Python. You have to install 2.7.26 and add it to the path then install VSCode and platformio. For some reason the standard install does not add python to the path so platformio does not "see" it. The only issues I can identify with the readthedocs p...
by Drum
17 Oct 2019, 18:13
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Custom build error VS-code and atom
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

Re: Custom build error VS-code and atom

Okay, it worked that time, after installing git, downloading the repository again and modifying the problem files it completed the build. I will have to test and see if it works,. There are still some issues with platformio but it is building. Now I need to get it working on a computer with a monito...
by Drum
17 Oct 2019, 17:17
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Custom build error VS-code and atom
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

Re: Custom build error VS-code and atom

IN the bottom left corner it lists the version of Python (if you have python extensions installed) it shows 2.7.16 and 3.7.4 (twice). I tried selecting 2.7 did not work. This time it did not get that far, all the errors are because I do not have Git installed on this machine..... Maybe this should b...
by Drum
17 Oct 2019, 16:34
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Custom build error VS-code and atom
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

Re: Custom build error VS-code and atom

Okay, somehow in the unzip it added another nested folder, fixed. I get the build options. Clicked build and it downloads athe tool chain and all the other packages, including Python 3.7.4 and I get the errors again. I checked and it did not have python 3.7.4 installed before I clicked build. Is the...
by Drum
17 Oct 2019, 15:58
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Custom build error VS-code and atom
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

Re: Custom build error VS-code and atom

Okay, I started with a clean Windows 10 install,downloaded esp-easy from github, installed VSCore then installed the extensions, opened the folder for esp-easy and platformio does not recognize esp-eazy at all. Can edit files but no build options anywhere. :( I have reached my frustration (and data)...
by Drum
17 Oct 2019, 15:06
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Custom build error VS-code and atom
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

Re: Custom build error VS-code and atom

I tried another Linux machine and "Error: Could not create PIO Core virtual environment" with a link to bad instructions on how to create it manually.
by Drum
17 Oct 2019, 14:31
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Custom build error VS-code and atom
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

Re: Custom build error VS-code and atom

I uninstalled all versions of python, rebooted and installed 2.7.16. Either VScode or Platformin installed Python 3.7.4 and I get the same errors. I even installed the Python extension for VSCode (supposed to allow selection of python version) and I get the same error as well as a conflict with exte...
by Drum
17 Oct 2019, 12:51
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Feedback required: New sets of plugins/controllers
Replies: 20
Views: 11440

Re: Feedback required: New sets of plugins/controllers

Which OS are you running Platformio on? I have not been able to get it to work after uninstalling and reinstalling. Even to the point of searching for and deleting everything VSCode or Platformio related (outside of Git folders). I would expect a Microsoft product to be able to do a clean uninstall,...
by Drum
16 Oct 2019, 17:08
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Custom build error VS-code and atom
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

Re: Custom build error VS-code and atom

I commented out the section, at line 501 then ran into another error: I will : 'charmap' codec can't encode characters in position 1665437-1665438: character maps to <undefined>: File "C:\Users\dum\.platformio\penv\lib\site-packages\platformio\builder\main.py", line 126: env.SConscript("$BUILD_SCRIP...
by Drum
16 Oct 2019, 16:52
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: What should I do to compile custom firmware?
Replies: 9
Views: 5683

Re: What should I do to compile custom firmware?

You don't have to install Python yourself when you install PlatformIO in Atom or VScode. It really isn't that hard, so I really should run some clean install and take screenshots or something like that, since a lot of people are running into this. Yes please! Pretty sure I should not need to edit t...
by Drum
16 Oct 2019, 14:15
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Custom build error VS-code and atom
Replies: 21
Views: 7636

Custom build error VS-code and atom

I set up the atom/platformio environment yesterday, updated my local repositories and tried to build. I received an error Error: Invalid 'c:\GitHub\ESPEasy\platformio.ini' (project configuration file): 'While reading from 'c:\\GitHub\\ESPEasy\\platformio.ini' [line 501]: section 'env:esp32test_1M8_p...
by Drum
16 Oct 2019, 13:26
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Feedback required: New sets of plugins/controllers
Replies: 20
Views: 11440

Re: Feedback required: New sets of plugins/controllers

After looking at the pre_extra_script.py it is not really clear and I am not sure what it is doing. I assume there is an explanation somewhere? It would be nice if it listed all the pluging, maybe even the plugins from the playground and dependent libraries or does it automatically only include libr...
by Drum
16 Oct 2019, 13:17
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Feedback required: New sets of plugins/controllers
Replies: 20
Views: 11440

Re: Feedback required: New sets of plugins/controllers

Please let me know if something in these steps are unclear of if there's something missing. https://espeasy.readthedocs.io/en/latest/Participate/PlatformIO.html#platformio-with-vs-code It would be helpful to have a link to this on the main page as the wiki linked to from the main page still has the...
by Drum
14 Oct 2019, 19:25
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Feedback required: New sets of plugins/controllers
Replies: 20
Views: 11440

Re: Feedback required: New sets of plugins/controllers

On the Arduino ide I did a lot of custom builds by removing or adding modules before compiling, and it was pretty straight forward and easy. On platformio I have not been able to get it to compile consistently yet, or at all yet so I probably need to spend some more time with that. I will take some ...
by Drum
06 May 2019, 23:26
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Cannot connect to CloudMQTT
Replies: 7
Views: 4445

Re: Cannot connect to CloudMQTT

Thanks for the suggestion. I previously had Mosquitto installed on a Raspberry Pi and working great. The problem is my pi is good for a week or two, then corrupts the micro sd card and has to be reinstalled from scratch and configured. Yes, there are ways to harden a pi to avoid these issues, but I...
by Drum
02 May 2019, 16:45
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Soil moisture
Replies: 15
Views: 8504

Re: Soil moisture

I was looking and found a new one
https://www.tindie.com/products/pinotec ... re-sensor/

Looks like it might last longer but is more expensive.
by Drum
02 May 2019, 15:58
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: water level with ultrasonic distance meter - error readings
Replies: 15
Views: 6072

Re: water level with ultrasonic distance meter - error readings

Something like this might work, but this one is only 12 inches, there is probably a longer one somewhere. It is specifically for measuring liquid levels. https://www.adafruit.com/product/1786 It is made buy https://milonetech.com/ they have 2 models up to 800mm. Not cheap, but if it works well I thi...
by Drum
25 Jan 2019, 14:19
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Does anyone use QNAP's QIoT together with ESPEasy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1991

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: 1991

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: 1991

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: 8
Views: 9016

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: 93348

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: 4728

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: 1389

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: 105
Views: 27259

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: 5900

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: 19
Views: 9051

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: 19
Views: 9051

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...